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Extra Terrestres (2016)

A family, 100,000 chickens with a death sentence, a secret that will unveil all family secrets, and a star 2,500 million light years away that will make them understand that we all are metaphorically ExtraTerrestrials.


Carla Cavina


Carla Cavina
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Cast overview:
Sunshine Logroño ... Arcadio Díaz
Marisé Alvarez ... Teresa
Elba Escobar ... Genoveva Sotomayor
Prakriti Maduro ... Daniela Soderberg
Mauricio Alemañy Mauricio Alemañy ... Andrés
Laura Aleman ... Andrea
Yamil Collazo Yamil Collazo ... Junior Díaz


The Díaz are an influential and well-to-do family who control much of the poultry industry on the island of Puerto Rico. Arcadio is the family patriarch, an authoritative and conservative man who rules over his family's destiny as he does over the chickens on his farm. Teresa, his eldest, left home during her college years to become an astrophysicist against her father's wishes. Now, after a 7-year absence, she returns home for a few weeks in order to reveal a secret long kept from her family and to invite them to her wedding with Daniela in the Canary Islands. But, once back, her intentions turn to dust when she finds herself trapped in the family's old habit of lying. No one in the family is as they seem, nor are they willing to unveil their true selves. Within this world of half-truths, Teresa encounters Andrés, her nephew, a boy with Asperger's Syndrome who shares her passion for the stars. Through his view of the universe, Teresa experiences a sublime revelation: That our worries... Written by Carla Cavina

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In this family, everyone has a secret
21 October 2017 | by Red-125See all my reviews

The Puerto Rican movie Extra Terrestres was shown in New York State with the translated title Extra-Terrestrials (2016). It was written and directed by Carla Cavina. (The movie is in Spanish, with English subtitles.)

Extra-Terrestrials is a family drama. The family is ruled by the authoritarian father, Arcadio. He is a successful agribusinessman. However, his business is being threatened by new (unfair) laws from the USDA, and local bribery and corruption. The part is played very well by Sunshine Logroño.

Arcadio's daughter, Teresa (Marisé Alvarez) left for the university against her father's wishes. Now, seven years later, she's home, as a successful astrophysicist.

Everyone in the family has a secret. Teresa's secret is that she has a lesbian lover. She is waiting for the "right time" to tell her family. Even though there's hardly ever a "right time" for revelations, this probably is the wrong time, because the family may go bankrupt within a few days.

The movie has a complicated plot, with many subplots, and that makes it interesting. One of the subplots is that Teresa's nephew, Andrés, has Asperger's syndrome. This role is played extremely well by Mauricio Alemañy. Although Alemañy is young, he's already an experienced actor. It's impressive--but no surprise--that he performs very well in the part.

We saw this film at Rochester's excellent Little Theatre. It was shown as part of the wonderful ImageOut Rochester LGBT festival. It will work well enough on the small screen. It's worth seeking out and watching.

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