After the short film “A Sabbatical Year” premiered at the Bogota International Short Film Festival, Bogoshorts, director of Guajiras films, David David began showing his film at three film festivals in the United States.
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The journey of the short feature film recorded in Valledupar and Villanueva began last March at the San Diego Latino Film Festival and is now expected to conquer the Chicago Latino Film Festival, which takes place until April 18, to make room for the public. Philadelphia Latin Film Festival in May and June this year.
According to the director, ‘Sabbatical Year’ tells the story of Carolina, a well-known Venezuelan singer who, due to the crisis in her country, was forced to emigrate to Colombia and work as a domestic servant. The plot centers on Carolina’s attempt to resume her career.
“It is an honor for me to make these choices because these festivals are special because of their course and the diversity of their content and because they carry voices of confidence from people who are accustomed to watching a lot of cinema and who have standards formed around the shows that Latinos have taken to the screen, about what it means to be Latina.David David said.
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he added: “This is a story that has arisen from many discontent and many questions. I wanted to understand what is behind the unemployment and insecurity figures that immigrants are supposed to bring with them. I found that they bring many life stories, the desire to improve themselves and contribute to a community that, although not theirs, can become theirs if we all push in the same direction. ”.
The short film stars the Venezuelan actress, Sheila Monterola, who previously worked with David David on his film “La Frontera”. Talent also features local actors such as Raphael Moreno and Jonathan Yrena, from the Madeiros Teatro collective; Onallys Solano and the special participation of two Vallenato music advocates: Childish Queen Maciel Gómez and Carolina Celedón.