International Competition : Feature films 2017

Casa Roshell

2016
Chile / Mexico
1h11
Fiction
Col.

Casa Roshell, a club hidden in a Mexican alleyway, is a site of invention, play, and the self-fulfilment that is vital to the members of the transvestite community of the Mexican capital. Camila José Donoso explores this space as though she were watching a cabaret show, transgressing the limits of documentary to paint the fantasy portrait of a place. Her camera goes along the corridors of this casa, discreetly discovering those who woo in whispers, couples kissing to the rhythm of an endless bolero, voluptuous shadows implying that love is there, everywhere. Too bad for those who do not want to understand that by crossing certain thresholds, anything is possible, even freedom.(Elena Lopez Riera)

Camila José Donoso studied filmmaking in Chile, where she has directed several video-perfomances and her first feature Naomi Campbell. She works on her third feature, Nona, focused on her grandmother.
FF : Naomi Campbell (2013)

Screenplay
Camila José Donoso
Photography
Pablo Rojo
Sound
Mauricio Flores, Isolé Valadez
Editing
Camila José Donoso
Production
Juan Pablo Bastarrachea (Tonalá Lab), Maximiliano Cruz (Interior XIII)

CONTACT
Juan Pablo Bastarrachea (Tonalá Lab)
jpbastarrachea@gmail.com

Maximiliano Cruz (Interior XIII)
maximiliano@interior13.com

2017 Competition