SEMANA SANTA

By Alejandra MARQUEZ ABELLA

PIMIENTA FILMS - as PROD

First film - Completed 2015

Dali and her 8 year old son Pepe take a vacation to Acapulco with Dali’s boyfriend,
Chavez. Instead of bringing them closer, their beach holiday brings out things in each of
them that threaten to pull this emerging family apart.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2015
Discovery
SXSW 2016
SXGlobal
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama, Black comedy
    • Countries
    • MEXICO
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alejandra MARQUEZ ABELLA
    • Writer(s)
    • Alejandra MARQUEZ ABELLA
    • Producer(s)
    • Alejandra MARQUEZ ABELLA (LADO B FILMS), Jim STARK, Nicolás CELIS LOPEZ (PIMIENTA FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Dali, travels to the beach to spend the Easter holidays with her son Pepino and her
      boyfriend, Chávez. The family vacation is transformed when their individual desires and
      ghosts from the past surface.
      Pepino finally conquers the group of children and ends officiating a sort of ceremony
      where his extreme religiosity takes off. Chavez has a psychotropic experience that makes
      him come clean first with himself and then with his partner. Dali takes a jetski ride so
      coveted by her son and enjoys a moment of emotional closeness with an american in his
      fifties in who she feels recognized.
      As the morning comes, the characters reunite. Hungover, guilty and transformed they
      await what destiny holds for them.
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