MALPASO

EL ARENERO

By Héctor VALDEZ

BOU GROUP - as PROD / FIN

Social issues - Completed 2019

Two nameless siblings will find themselves amidst the crude realities of living in the Haitian Dominican border by selling their dreams to the highest bidder to make ends meet after the unexpected demise of their grandfather.

Festivals
& Awards

Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2019
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HAITI
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, CREOLE
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Héctor VALDEZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Jose ALAMA (Bou Group)
    • Synopsis
    • Candido and Braulio are fraternal twin brothers growing up in the border town of Malpaso, Jimani, right across the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Growing up orphaned, Braulio helps his grandfather sell coal in the market while Candido stays in their secluded home due to his albino condition. Their life takes a turn for the worst after the unexpected demise of their grandfather. Now Braulio will need to look after his brother and both will attempt to make ends meet in the border town market. All the while, Candido dreams of the eventual return of their estranged father.