Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic is a tourist’s dream: lush vegetation, windswept beaches and turquoise waters. Anne, a rich, elderly Frenchwoman, has been in a relationship in Las Terrenas for some time with Noelí, a young Dominicana. Although Anne knows that Noelí sees her primarily as a source of money, she is hopelessly in love with the girl. When Noelí reveals that she’s pregnant, Anne’s romantic illusions start to come undone.
(85mins) | Dominican Republic, Mexico, Argentina
Spanish, English, French with English subtitles
Israel Cárdenas, Laura Amelia Guzmán
Israel Cárdenas (from Mexico) and Laura Amelia Guzmán (from the Dominican Republic) made their first film, Cochochi, in 2007. Their next film, Jean Gentil (2010), won the jury prize for best narrative feature at ttff/11. This was followed by a documentary, Carmita (ttff/13). Sand Dollars is the their most recent film.