‘FLAHERTY NYC: AFTERMATH’
Programmed by Dessane Lopez Cassell
Co-presented with Cinema Tropical
The filmmaking duo behind the Dominican Republic-based Faula Films, Natalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada make films that speak to the sharp contrasts and lingering societal tensions of life in the often romanticized Caribbean. An understated meditation on the ever-present dynamics of race and class in the Dominican Republic, Tú y Yo offers a portrait of two individuals – an old widow and her young maid – inextricably bound to each other. Similarly, Lejos presents a day in the life of a young woman desperate to escape her mundane environment and obligations.
(Oriol Estrada, 2013, 10 min.)
Lidia, a woman who lives a monotonous life in the Cuban countryside, decides one day to do something different.
TÚ Y YO
(You and Me, Natalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada, Dominican Republic/Spain, 2014, 85 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
The Mrs., a 70-year-old widow, and Aridia, her young maid, live in isolation in a house in Santo Domingo where they have domestic chores to keep them occupied. Their relationship is tense, but at the end of the day, they know they only have each other.
Filmmakers Natalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada in person for a discussion moderated by Rachell Morillo, Senior Coordinator, Public Programs & Community Engagement at The Studio Museum in Harlem.