YOU AND ME

TÚ Y YO

By Oriol ESTRADA, NATALIA CABRAL, Oriol ESTRADA, Natalia CABRAL

FAULA FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

The Mrs., a 70-year-old widow, and Aridia, her young maid, live in isolation in a house in Santo Domingo where they have domestic chores to keep them occupied. Their relationship is tense, but as the end of the day, they know they only have each other.

Festivals
& Awards

Visions du Reel 2014
World Premiere
Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival 2014
Best Feature Documentary Award
Doc Buenos Aires 2014
Filmar en América Latina 2014
Havana International Film Festival 2014
International Competition
Dominican Republic Global Film Festival 2014
Iran International Documentary Film Festival 2014
55th International Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias (FICCI) 2015
Special Jury Prize
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Drama, First film
    • Countries
    • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Oriol ESTRADA, NATALIA CABRAL, Oriol ESTRADA, Natalia CABRAL
    • Producer(s)
    • Natalia CABRAL (FAULA FILMS), Oriol ESTRADA (FAULA FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • The Mrs., an old widow and Aridia, a young maid, live together in a house filled with orchids in the center of Santo Domingo. Aridia cleans, the Mrs. gardens, and when work is slow, they can share some gossip. But sometimes, the atmosphere gets tense: the Mrs. wakes up grumpy, she blames Aridia and when Aridia tries to defend herself, the Mrs. has to remind her “where her place is”; in time, they end up not talking to each other. But the hours pass by, the soap appears on TV, something happens in the neighborhood, and, out of nowhere, the Mrs. and Aridia come close again, ending the day sharing some laughs…

      The film is an excuse to watch their relationship closely, to perceive what happens when the border seem to diffuse itself in a place where difference of social class and race remain deep in the culture.
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