By Leticia TONOS


Drama - Completed 2011

After her mother dies in an accident, 18 year old Maria decides to look for the father she has never met, father and daughter will have to face the ghosts of the past that haunt them in a picturesque and superstitious Dominican town.

& Awards

Chicago Latino Film Festival 2011
Audience Choice Awards
San Jose Intl. FF 2011
Best Feature Film
DR Global FF 2011
Audience Choice Award
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 94 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Leticia TONOS
    • Writer(s)
    • Leticia TONOS
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/F944-C751-A641-6D91-1F8F-J
    • Producer(s)
    • Leticia TONOS (Linea Espiral), Zunilda PANIAGUA (Linea Espiral)
    • Synopsis
    • As a child, María was a simple and sensitive young girl with the strange habit of putting ladybugs in her mouth. After her mother dies in an accident, 18‐year‐old María decides to look for the father she has never met. María travels to a picturesque and supersticious little town in the Dominican Republic taking what few belongings she has and a puzzling red dress her mother kept mysteriously hidden under her bed. María finds her father Joaquín living in a dark old house located in the middle of an abandoned banana plantation, which the locals claim to be haunted by spirits. He lives there with an enigmatic Haitian as his only companion. Having no one else in the world, she has no option but to stay with this drunken and recently widowed old man in this house where she will have to deal with the ghosts of the past that haunt them. The arrival of a mysterios and attractive young man from Puerto Rico will also get in the way of their reconciliation.
    • Partners & financing
    • Isla Films
      Programa IBERMEDIA
      Puerto Rico Film Commission
      Instituto Global de Multimedia
      DR Ministry of Culture
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Feb 01, 2010
    • End of shooting
    • Feb 28, 2010