TÚ Y YO

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TÚ Y YO

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A film by Natalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada
Dominican Republic, 2015, 86 min. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Subjects: Women's Studies, Cultural Studies, Economic Sociology, Family Relations, Labor Studies, Latin America, Latin American Studies, Race and Racism, Dominican Republic

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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.

 

AWARDS
- Special Jury Prize, Cartagena Film Festival
- Best Documentary, Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival
- Best Dominican Documentary, RDOC, International Documentary Film Festival 2015
- Exhibition Award, Márgenes Festival
- Best Documentary, La Silla Awards

FESTIVALS
– Official Selection, Visions du Réel
– Official Selection, Cartagena Film Festival
- Official Selection, Doc Buenos Aires
- Official Selection, Cinema Vérité, Iran International Documentary Film Festival
- Official Selection, DR Global Film Festival
- Official Selection, 36th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema of La
Havana
- Official Selection, 16th Havana Film Festival in New York
- Official Selection, FIDOCS 2015: International Documentary Film Festival of Santiago de Chile
- Official Selection, Trieste Latin American Film Festival
- Official Selection, Istambul 1001 Documentary Film Festival
- Official Selection, Margenes Festival
- Official Selection, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

CRITICAL ACCLAIM
“Suggestive cinema about power relations and loneliness.”
The Hollywood Reporter

“A claustrophobic chamber massacre piece that recalls a Fassbinderian exercise in domination and submission.”
—Giona A. Nazzaro, Visions du Réel

“Understated approach to the contradictory heart of a society renowned for its warmth and openness, but racked by deep divisions of class and race.”
Remezcla