DON'T WANT TO BE DUST

NO QUIERO SER POLVO

By Ivan LOWENBERG

IVAN LOWENBERG (INDEPENDENT) - as PROD

Drama - Pre-Production 2017

Leticia (55) spent all of her life dedicating her time only to “home duties”, and is now terribly bored and afraid of being absolutely irrelevant in life. But this might change as the new-age meditation group she attends announces a great cataclysm: Three days of darkness

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • MEXICO
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ivan LOWENBERG
    • Writer(s)
    • Ivan LOWENBERG
    • Producer(s)
    • Iliana REYES
    • Synopsis
    • Leticia (55) has dedicated all of her life to “home duties” and now she lives terribly bored and afraid of being absolutely irrelevant in life; her husband is evasive and her daughter has serious plans of going to study abroad.
      But her boredom is about to end as the new-age meditation group she attends announces a great cataclysm: 3 days of darkness where natural phenomena will increase, temperatures will lower and electricity won’t work. This due a galactic eclipse, according to Xochitl, the group leader. Leticia swallows it all and feels this is the opportunity to make a difference and finally be a hero in the eyes of her daughter and husband.
      However, the more she insist in her theories the more resistance she founds around her: her daughter moves to Europe and her husband keeps arriving late at home and avoiding her. The meditation group grows every day more and Leticia starts having nightmares that Xochitl assures are not nightmares but visions product of her new-acquire-clairvoyant- powers triggered by the upcoming galactic eclipse.
      The day everything is suppose to happen finally arrives, it will start the 9th of the 9th at 9pm, and the numbers make it all more believable to Leticia. She shows up at the meditation school just to find out that Xochitl is being arrested for fraud. Leticia falls apart when she sees her final illusion vanish and calls her husband to tell him not to go home anymore.
      Back in her apartment Leticia walks purposeless around the living room repeating to herself how useless she is. It is late at night and the lights of the city go out; it is the beginning of the days of darkness.
      Alone and away from her beloved ones, Leticia has now to prove to herself why she wants to keep living.
    • Partners & financing
    • Possibles Media (Serge Noël) - Canadá
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Apr 08, 2017
    • End of shooting
    • May 19, 2017
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