La Tercera Orilla
Directed by Celina Murga
Seventeen-year-old Nicolas lives with his mother and younger siblings in a small provincial city. His estranged father, Jorge, a respected doctor, has decided that Nicolas will be his successor in both his medical practice and agricultural business. Nicolas is pressured by his father’s steps to prepare him for this responsibility, leaving no room for the teenager’s feelings. Nicolas obeys his father, but he hates him. He has seen his mother suffer because of Jorge’s double life. The first one with his official family, and the other one with Nicolas’ family, not acknowledged publicly. As tensions between father and son rise, Nicolas realizes that he must make a choice and take action toward his own future.
Cristina Kotz-Cornejo / Spotlight Shorts / Argentina / 2014 / Drama / 18 minsA couple’s relationship is falling apart after the death of their young son. In an attempt to mend things before they head off to Mexico for Carlos’ religious work, Romina, who is battling depression, seeks out a mysterious man. In what Carlos and Romina thought would be a trip to bring them closer, only makes them realize the trip served to further the divide.
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