BY THE ROAD

LA CHIPERITA

By Hugo CATALDO BARUDI

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Romance - Completed 2015

By The Road is a Paraguayan romantic comedy, that speaks of love in different ways: The impossible love that might come true, the love of family, friends and, above it all, doing things with love, all mixed with typical ingredients of the rural Paraguay, such as its landscapes.

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Madrid Film Festival 2015
Public Award
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Romance, Comedy
    • Countries
    • PARAGUAY
    • Languages
    • GUARANI
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 62 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hugo CATALDO BARUDI
    • Producer(s)
    • Lorena CABRERA (LORENA CABRERA PRODUCCIONES), Hugo CATALDI BARUDI, Richard CAREAGA (Synchro Image)
    • Synopsis
    • In a small town in Paraguay, Virgilia (Patty Paredes), a shy and innocent chipa seller who spends her days in love with Walter (Bruno Sosa Bofinger), her best friend from childhood and current official of the toll post by the road. Virgilia is in love with Walter, the boy she daydreams with, but she must deal with Vero (Giannina Lezcano), Walter’s on-and-off-ex-girlfriend.
      The ally of the protagonist is Juanita (Mary Liz Rojas), a close friend of Virgilia, who is obsessed with the Paraguayan soap opera “Cotton Hearts”, and constantly encourage her to confess her love, but Virgilia does not brace up for the fear that Walter might reject her. An important role will meet her mother and chipa-selling-mentor, Mrs. Candé (Hebe Duarte, Las Acacias, 2011), who also suffers the painful absence of her son Anselmo (Ricardo Quintana) who lives in Spain, of whom she does not have news since some time ago. With the disappearance of Anselmo, also comes the lack of monthly money that he sent them and helped them live by.
      Virgilia must now face reality, leaving aside the illusion of love, to raise her family without the help of anyone but herself.
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