A story based on facts which offers a fresh take on the issue of new immigrants in the United States. Mariana totes her two children from Colombia to reunite with her husband in Queens, New... See full summary »
Gloria La Morte,
A Woman walks across the city to the edge of town. She has surreal encounters with real and imaginary characters as she seeks atonement, remembering the unhappy incidents in her life that have brought her to this present state of despair.
This is a must see wonderful short. The actors, story and story-telling come together very nicely from start to finish. Cinema savvy folk may realize where the story is heading but the filmmakers provide us with the fun of getting there; the fun of the journey. This two hander is wonderfully acted and by the end your heart is warmed by the possibilities. Set in a winter-scape with clever use of the natural light, surroundings and avoiding the need for props, the direction concentrates on the story-telling and the performances. Short filmmakers can certainly learn a lot from this particular short. There is a very everyday feel to the film, an audience pleaser hence its acceptance to so many festivals in the first place. Well done!
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