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Al Fondo a la Derecha

Developing

“Kings and philosophers shit, so do ladies.” – MIchel de Montaigne

 

Synopsis

Piso 14 is the trendiest club in Mexico City reserved for upper class teenagers like Lena (18), who goes there to party with her friends like there is no tomorrow. Inside the women’s bathroom Lena’s path will cross with Estela’s (19), who sneaks out of her home to work there as a cleaning lady, trying to earn enough tips to emancipate from the Jehovah’s Witness organization that her father belongs to. She risks getting caught, being expelled from the congregation, and alienated by her family. Leading a double life isn’t easy, fitting in isn’t either, so she will need to learn the codes of this new universe that fascinates her. As Estela begins to take more risks, one night she secretly transforms, imitating the girls she attends in an urge to belong somewhere, as Lena loses herself in an attempt to rebel from the status quo of her society. Sparks of light in the dark, popular songs booming, tequila shots, gossip, and the constant toilet flush as an announcement of the end of a world.

Credits

Production company México— Cine Vendaval         

Production company France – JBA Production                                                 

Directed by — Marta Hernaiz Pidal

Script — Marta Hernaiz Pidal

Festivals

  • Selected for Torino Feature Lab, Torino, Italia 2022
  • Selected for Coproduction Encounters at Festival International de Cine de Guadalajara, México 2022
  • Selected for the Residence from the Cannes Film Festival Cinéfondation in Paris, France 2021
  • Winner of the Residence award from Le Moulin d’Andé-CECI, France 2021
  • Awarded the Young Creators Grant for Scriptwriting from the National Fund for Culture and Arts, (FONCA), México 2020
  • Selected for Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse Cinéma en Développement 16, Toulouse, France 2021
  • Awarded the Postproduction Award from Estudios Churubusco, México 2020
  • Selected for 3 Puertos Workshop for Project Development, organized by Circo 2.12 and Australab, in Chile and México,             2019
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