BEAST OF CARDO

BESTIA DE CARDO

By Virginia SÁNCHEZ NAVARRO

IMAGINARIO FILM & THEATRE - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2014

A Dominican girl is forced to return home to a suffocating and elite society called Cardo. It all seems lost until she starts and unlikely friendship with an enigmatic tailor who teaches her a supernatural way to escape.

Festivals
& Awards

Austin Film Festival 2014
Stories from abroad
Guadalajara FICG 2015
Ficcion Iberoamericana
Cinequest Film Festival 2015
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    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama, Fantasy
    • Countries
    • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 108 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Virginia SÁNCHEZ NAVARRO
    • Writer(s)
    • Virginia SÁNCHEZ NAVARRO
    • Producer(s)
    • Virginia SÁNCHEZ NAVARRO (IMAGINARIO FILM & THEATRE), Starsha GILL
    • Synopsis
    • Bestia de Cardo tells the story of Moira, a wealthy, Dominican young woman, who is forced to return permanently to her asphyxiating hometown, Cardo, and to the double-faced society that she had left behind.

      Haunted by her history of mental delusions, the ill-tempered but spineless Moira goes back to her old routine of following her parents’ orders. This time, aiding them to regain the family’s honor, which has of late been dubious, soon enough so that they can still host their upcoming traditional new year’s eve party. Instead, after a dinner with her cousin and her cousin’s husband, she quickly makes a crucial mistake that ends up endangering hers and her family’s reputation even more.

      It all seems lost until she starts an unlikely friendship with an enigmatic tailor, Hermes, who tells her of supernatural ways in which she could flee the town. As they put their plans in action, Moira and Hermes find themselves surprisingly drawn to one another but their reverie is stopped short as they quickly learn just how unforgiving the people of Cardo are and how distant the possibility of ever escaping seems.

      Bestia de Cardo is a melancholy, sensual and magical study of social pressure, of the loneliness that can prevail within a broken family and of the unforeseen hope that can come with the beginning of a new friendship.
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