Films 2019

La fiera y la fiesta

90.0 min.
Year of Production:
Argentina/Dominican Republic/Mexico
Geraldine Chaplin
Udo Kier
Luis Opsina
Jaime Piña
Jackie Ludueña
Pau Bertolini
Jeradin Asencio
Fifi Poulakidas
Production Company:
rei cine
Berlinale Section:
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

Jean-Louis Jorge (1947-2000) was a Dominican filmmaker and the author of a sensual and transgressive body of work. This film is both dedicated to this unsung hero - unknown to most of the world but revered in his home country - and wholeheartedly embedded in his universe.
Aging punk diva Vera arrives in Santo Domingo to direct her beloved friend Jean-Louis Jorge’s unfinished project: a musical film entitled ‘La fiera y la fiesta’. Welcoming her are two other old friends, Victor, the producer, and Martín, the cinematographer. The trio spent the golden years of their youth together as an artistic troupe. Joining them is Henry, Vera’s loyal choreographer. As preparations get under way and shooting commences amidst numerous glamorous social gatherings, conflict and death also begin to creep up on the haunted production.
Pervaded by a libidinous tropical atmosphere, Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas’ seventh directorial collaboration is a boldly inventive meditation on the ageing process and the pleasures of the flesh.

FILMOGRAFIE Laura Amelia Guzman (selection)

2019 La fiera y la fiesta 

FILMOGRAFIE Israel Cárdenas (selection)

2019 La fiera y la fiesta 

Laura Amelia Guzmán @ IMDb
Israel Cárdenas @ IMDb
Interview on 'La fiera y la fiesta'

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