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East Coast Premiere

Director: Fernando Frías

Mexico, 2013, 84 min

Shooting Format:Super 16

Festival Year:2014

Category:Narrative Feature

WINNER: Best Actor Female and Spirit Award

Cast:Rezeta Veliu, Roger Mendoza

Crew:Executive Producers: Gerardo Gatica - Producers: Gerardo Gatica - Screenwriters: Luis Fernando Frfas - Cinematographer: Emilio Valdts - Editor: Yibran Asuad


Rezeta is a 21 year old model born in Albania who arrives in Mexico after making a living out of her beauty all around the globe. She soon meets Alex, a tattooed musician who cleans up the trailer where she waits during a commercial photo shoot. They quickly become friends, and then their relationship becomes something more. This is the story of their complicated romance, set against a backdrop of bands, parties and everyday life in modern Mexico.


About the director

Born and raised in Mexico City, Fernando was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to complete a Masters in Fine Arts by Columbia University in New York City. He has worked as a director, cinematographer, and editor for short films, TV series and art projects (Fernando's collaborations as a cinematographer include the work of artist Cyprien Gaillard). His documentary Calentamiento local was awarded the prize for Best Digital Film at FICCO (Festival de Cine Contemporáneo) in 2009, as well as the prize for Best TV Documentary in DOCSDF that same year. Rezeta, his first narrative film, won the grand jury award at Slamdance film festival in 2014. Fernando is currently preparing his second feature for which he was awarded as the winner of the "Bengala Award", a national contest which searches for new stories and ideas to help them become a film.



Director Fernando Frías and actress Rezeta Veliu will be available for Q&A after the screening.

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