Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020            3:30-5:45pm                Celebration Cinema

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Genre: Drama


Sofía Quirós /Costa Rica/2019/82 min

Spanish with English Subtitles

Selva (13) lives in a coastal town in the Caribbean. After the sudden disappearance of her only motherly figure, she is left to take care of her grandfather who doesn’t want to live. Between shadows and wild games, she must decide if she will help her grandfather die, even though that means going through her last moments of childhood alone.


Sofía was born in 1989 and studied Sound and Image Design at the University of Buenos Aires. Since her first short films, Sofía has focused on working with non-actors and actresses, creating films that explore their characters intimate worlds with a poetic vision that highlights atmosphere and emotion. In 2016, her short film Selva premiered at La Semaine de la Critique of the Cannes Film Festival 2017. Since then, it went to screen in more than 40 cities around the world gathering awards like the TV5 Prize in Biarritz and the ‘Women in Film and TV Award’ given by the Guanajuato IFF. Her first feature film Ceniza Negra (Land of Ashes) was filmed in the Costa Rican and explores topics such as mourning and the end of childhood. The film premiered at the 58th Semaine de la Critique in 2019.

A discussion led by Tama Hamilton-Wray (Associate Professor, Residential College of the Arts & Humanities) will follow this screening.