North American Premiere
Country: Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Germany, Norway
Running Time: 98min
Film Year: 2017
Category: HBO Ibero American Competition
A tender, playful look at the intimate lives of the elderly, this third feature from Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza finds the director looking both abroad and backward in time for inspiration. Set in Havana in 1994, Candelaria concerns a septuagenarian couple whose wearying routine is alleviated by the unexpected appearance of a novel piece of technology.
Victor Hugo works in a cigar factory; Candelaria is a hotel laundress and singer. When Candelaria comes upon an abandoned camcorder she and Victor Hugo start to discover its possibilities for posterity, expression—and the revival of romance. The camera’s lens becomes an extension of Victor Hugo’s eye, allowing him to really see his wife for the first time in years—at least until the camcorder is stolen, an event which leads the couple into territory neither could have imagined.
CANDELARIA screens with MI DULCINEA.
Director: Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza
Producer: Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza, Román Paul, Gerhard Meixner, Dag Hoel, Juan Diego Villegas, Federico Eibuszyc, Barbara Sarasola-Day, Claudia Calviño
Screenwriter: María Camila Arias, Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza, Abel Arcos, Carlos Quintela
Executive Producer: Fabiany Jaime, Laura M. Barbosa Scott, Maria Camila Arías
Production Company: Antorcha Films
Cinematographer: Soledad Rodríguez
Editor: Anita Remón, Mauricio Leiva, Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza