SANDRA

By Yennifer URIBE

MONOCICLO CINE - as PROD

First film - Development 2020

Sandra is a security guard that experiments a strong desire for Javier, a bus driver, although he is married, she decides to have a romance with he. Sandra rediscovers pleasure and values her intimacy in a different way.

Festivals
& Awards

Ventana Sur 2018
Proyecta
    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • First film, Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • COLOMBIA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yennifer URIBE
    • Writer(s)
    • Yennifer URIBE
    • Producer(s)
    • Alexander ARBELAEZ (MONOCICLO CINE)
    • Synopsis
    • Sandra is a single mother who works as a security guard in a hospital in Medellin. She lives with her teenage son, Julian, who is an amateur football. He has a girlfriend, with whom experiments his sexual initiation. One night, Sandra discovers a co-worker watching her as she dresses in the bathroom, she files a complaint with her supervisor and threatens to take the complaint to the company directors. The next day Sandra is transferred to another surveillance point in the city, a shopping center located in an area unknown to her.
      To get to her new workplace, Sandra takes a different route. The bus driver is Javier, a man who looks at her and makes himself noticed with insistent glances. Sandra is intimidated but doesn’t give it much thought. He offers her the co-pilot’s seat so she doesn’t miss her stop; Sandra accepts the offer and during the journey they share some looks and brief words; a latent attraction begins to manifest. Upon arriving at her destination, Sandra gets off the bus and each of them focuses on their own work.
      Every day she tries to take the bus that Javier drives, but at first depends on her own timing. Gradually they begin to consolidate a trust, to ratify an attraction and to experience a strong desire. Sandra perceives the physical attraction between her son and his girlfriend and what initially disturbs her, ends up becoming a stimulus to question her own sex life, which, for a time, has been set aside. With several stimuli in her daily life, Sandra begins to dream of an intimate moment with Javier.
      One morning Sandra discovers that Javier is married and has a stable family. She confronts herself, walks through the streets of the city, takes a drink, understands that she does not seek to build a family with Javier and the next morning both agree that this fact is not an impediment for them to go dancing for a night.
      Sandra prepares for her night out with Javier, after dancing, chatting and drinking some beers, they end up going to a nearby motel. Once there, Sandra is timid, so he seduces her in such a way that she loses her inhibitions and finds pleasure again, enjoying the moment.
      In the house, Julian is sad and crestfallen, his girlfriend has left him. Sandra tries to cheer up him and they share a confidence moment.
      Javier becomes intense and instigates her with calls, to the point of looking for her in her house, so he knows Julian, with whom he has empathy. She don´t understands the intensity of Javier and he asks about her absence and her elusive attitude, Sandra clarifies that they can only have chance meetings, nothing more. Javier gets upset and Sandra gets off the bus. She wants to walk despite the scorching sun. Once at home Sandra cools herself off with water and ends up taking off her clothes to sunbathe on the terrace.
    • Partners & financing
    • Medellín city Major Cultural department Grant for the script writing of feature film.
    • Production schedule
    • ACCOMPLISHED:

      - October 2017. Br Lab - Project Development - Sao Paulo, Brazil.
      - June 2018. Medellín city Major grant for the script writing.
      - September 2018. IMCINE and TYPA foundation. First and second films development Workshop. Mexico.

      DEVELOPMENT AND FINANCING

      To confirm:

      - December 2018. Proyecta - Ventana Sur, Argentina.
      - March 2019. FICCI International Producers Meeting, Colombia
      - May 2019. La Fabrique Cinèma Institut Français. Francia.
      - July 2019. Bam Projects. Colombia
      - August 2019. Residence Ikusmira Berriak, San Sebastián. España
      - September 2019. San Sebastian European – LatinAmerican Coproduction forum.

      FUNDS:

      - April 2019: Ibermedia - Ibero-American Co-production
      - June 2019: FDC - Opera Prima Production
      - June 2019: National Fund co-producer.

      PRODUCTION:

      - Preproduction: March - May 2020
      - Shoting: June 2020
      - Postproduction: July - December 2020.
      - Promotion: December 2020 - December 2021
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Aug 01, 2020
    • End of shooting
    • Sep 15, 2020