by Diego Araujo
Ecuador/Dominican Republic 2018, 102 min.
Between the temptation of the new and the familiarity of the old, Victor must make a decision
The life of 30-year-old Víctor takes an unexpected turn when his live-in girlfriend Marcela announces her pregnancy. Instead of taking responsibility and assuming his role as a soon-to-be-father, Víctor spirals into a second adolescence when he meets Valentina, the bright but defiant 16-year-old girl who lives next door. As Marcela’s belly grows, the distance between her and Víctor increases, and Víctor seems to be digging himself into a black hole.
Cast & Crew
With: Víctor Aráuz, Daniela Roepke, Marla Garzón, Alejandro Fajardo, Cristina Morrison
Production: Ilaló Cine
World Premiere: BAFICI 2018
Montreal World FF 2018
AFI Latin American FF 2018
Public Prize for Best Picture - Festival Latinoamericano de Cine de Quito 2018
Born in Quito, Ecuador, in 1975. In 1998 he got a scholarship to study a Master in Screenwriting at the University of Bergen, Norway, and afterwards he went to Florida to get an MFA in Film Production at Florida State University. He worked as an editor for several years in New York while he developed the script for FERIADO. In 2012 he won the Tribeca Film Institute’s Heineken Voces award and the same year he returned to Ecuador to start making FERIADO, his debut feature.
2014 FERIADO (HOLIDAY)
2004 LEONARD’S SECRET TREASURE Fiction short
2003 LOLA’S DRESS Fiction short
2002 PAÍS DE CINCO (COUNTRY OF FIVE) Documentary
1999 PUSH IT! Fiction short