Moving so slowly: Avanzaré tan despacio (2019)

People who wait in endless queues at the Immigration Office in Costa Rica go through different sensations and emotions produced by the confusing bureaucratic framework. In there, time and processes can be felt eternal.


Natalia Solórzano


Natalia Solórzano (original idea)
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"Moving so slowly" is a non-fiction film that follows the fate of different characters who, as immersed in a Kafkaesque story, await in queues that seem to have no end in the Department of Immigration in Costa Rica. The film observes and follows one main character, Wilmer, and four secondary characters during three narrative days. Each one of them waits for the time necessary to solve procedures that put their future at stake: jobs, families and their own economy depends on the procedures reaching a good term. Students, workers, religious, children, women and men of all ages and backgrounds coexist, unintentionally, in the microcosm of the queue. There everyone becomes equal. While sharing the space required for the row, the characters have daily encounters and travel together through different emotions, from happiness to satiety, caused by the confusing bureaucratic network. Here time, sensations and processes are confused with eternity. Written by Natalia Solórzano

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21 November 2019 (Netherlands) See more »

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