The Mexican film Rezeta (pictured) by Fernando Frías was given the Jury Award for Narrative Feature, the top prize of the 20th edition of the Slamdance Film Festival. The award includes donated legal services and Kodak film.
Rezeta, a 21-year-old model born in Kosovo, arrives in Mexico City after living off of her beauty in many different countries. Soon she meets Alex, the guy in charge of cleaning her trailer during her first commercial gig in Mexico. Their friendship unfolds naturally, but after two failed attempts at dating stereotypical Mexican males Rezeta becomes romantically interested in Alex. This is the story of their complicated love.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Frías was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study toward an advanced degree at Columbia University in New York City, where he currently lives.
Created in 1995, Slamdance bills itself as the alternative to the Sundance Film Festival by showcasing independent films concurrently in Park City, Utah.