Cinematographer Carlos Macovich met Yuliet Ortega, a young "jinetera" (prostitute) from Havana, when he shot a video in Cuba, starring model Fabiola Quiroz. When he realized that the two ... See full summary »
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Cinematographer Carlos Macovich met Yuliet Ortega, a young "jinetera" (prostitute) from Havana, when he shot a video in Cuba, starring model Fabiola Quiroz. When he realized that the two women had not seen their respective fathers for many years, he made this documentary, which is also a reflection on the process of filmmaking. Written by
Edgar Soberón Torchia <email@example.com>
When Yuliet Ortega sees her name written on the screen as "Juliette", the way director Carlos Marcovich thought it was written, she angrily writes on top of it with her name the way she spells it, so it reads on screen "¿Quién diablos es Yuliet?" - arguably the correct title. See more »
I liked this film, even though I was lost most of the times. The subtitles didn't help. White on white doesn't work! I feel I got robbed from a good chunk of the film. But I still liked it. The cinematography is beautiful, the people too. Yuliet and Fabiola have completely different background, but they do have one point in common: they're both fatherless. Along their quest to learn what happened to their father, we get to see what is their daily life. Some scenes are very emotional: the one where Fabiola is crying in silence for example.
Seen at home, in Toronto, on March 14th, 2006.
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