AQUÍ Y AHORA

HERE AND NOW

By Paz LEÓN

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Comedy - Completed 2019

Aquí y Ahora is a Costa Rican drama that takes place in San José. Lara is a modern dancer who is insecure about her talent but lives for her craft. As she auditions to join a dance company in Berlin, she meets Ernesto, an optimistic scientist who’s absolutely attached to Costa Rica.

Festivals
& Awards

Ventana Sur 2019
Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2019
Atlanta International Film Festival 2019
IFF Panama International Film Festival 2019
La Mostra of Latin American Cinema of Catalonia 2019
International Women Film Festival of Punta del Este 2019
Icaro International Film Festival of Guatemala 2019
Shooting in Latin America, Geneva, Switzerland 2019
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Comedy, First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • COSTA RICA, CHILE
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Paz LEÓN
    • Writer(s)
    • Paz LEÓN
    • Producer(s)
    • Laura AVILA TACSAN (Inversiones Cinemascope del Este)
    • Synopsis
    • Aquí y Ahora (Here and Now) is a Costa Rican drama that takes place in San José. Lara is a modern dancer who´s insecure about her talent but lives for her craft. She shares her life with her mother and grandmother, with whom she has a very close bond. Lara auditions to join a dance company in Berlin, her ultimate dream.

      While Lara works on her audition’s process, she meets Ernesto, an optimist biologist who is completely attached to Costa Rica. His passion is the cloud forest of Monteverde and since the moment they meet, they instantly connect and fall in love.

      However, Lara is offered the scholarship to go to Berlin for three years and with this, her life changes completely. The world as she knows it is no longer the same and as her departure date approaches, Lara understands that going to Berlin means to leave behind everything that makes her country her home. This professional dream for which she has worked so much for, becomes an internal conflict that pushes her evaluate her priorities and understand herself like never before.