Films

The Heat After the Rain

The Heat After the Rain, "El Calor Después de la Lluvia"

International Premiere

Synopsis

Director

Juana is a 30 year old woman who until now hasn’t allowed herself to be happy. An unexpected encounter with Gustavo, her ex-boyfriend, revives her most impenetrable emotions. From that moment, Juana feels forced to challenge her sadness, accept what happened and face what is to come.

Feeling lonely while surrounded by people on a romeria, her heart and mind go on their own pilgrimage. The camera follows the characters from behind as if their past and bad decisions still haunt them. Cristobal Serrá manages to put together a sweet and tender character driven story. Through delicate movements, mesmerising sequences, and by never rushing, he makes the film flow in a kind of visually hypnotic way.

This impressive yet small movie belies the experience of the debutant actors Milena Picado and Arturo Pardo, as well as the director Cristobal Serrá.

After previously creating a short film and a documentary, Serrá delivers a subtle yet sensitive film that surprises on many levels. It also provides exposure to a new generation of filmmakers that are flourishing in Costa Rica.

 

Javier Garcia Puerto

 

Cristobal Serrá

graduated from the School of Cinema and Television of Veritas University Costa Rica, and obtained scholarships Ibermedia (Spain) and Fondart (Chile) for a master's degree in creative documentary from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. "The Heat After the Rain" is his first directorial debut.

Filmography

  • El Calor Después de la Lluvia (Sultriness, 2017)

Schedule

26.11.2017
17:00 - 18:36
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 101002
Guests (3)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Director Cristobal Serrá, Producer Alejandra Vargas, Crew Mariano Marin
01.12.2017
19:45 - 20:51
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 2
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 151402
Sold out
02.12.2017
17:30 - 18:36
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 161801
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

First Feature Competition

Film info

Country: Costa Rica
Year: 2017
Duration: 66 minutes
Language: Spanish
Director: Cristobal Serrá
Producer: Alejandra Vargas Carballo
Writers: Cristóbal Serrá Jorquera, Felipe Zúñiga
DOP: Nicolás Wong
Montage: Kimberly Elizondo, Cristóbal Serrá Jorquera
Cast: Milena Picado,  Luis Carlos Bogantes,  Arturo Pardo,  Ana Ulate,  Rodrigo Durán
Production: Caramba Films
Festival: San Jose

Synopsis

Director

Juana is a 30 year old woman who until now hasn’t allowed herself to be happy. An unexpected encounter with Gustavo, her ex-boyfriend, revives her most impenetrable emotions. From that moment, Juana feels forced to challenge her sadness, accept what happened and face what is to come.

Feeling lonely while surrounded by people on a romeria, her heart and mind go on their own pilgrimage. The camera follows the characters from behind as if their past and bad decisions still haunt them. Cristobal Serrá manages to put together a sweet and tender character driven story. Through delicate movements, mesmerising sequences, and by never rushing, he makes the film flow in a kind of visually hypnotic way.

This impressive yet small movie belies the experience of the debutant actors Milena Picado and Arturo Pardo, as well as the director Cristobal Serrá.

After previously creating a short film and a documentary, Serrá delivers a subtle yet sensitive film that surprises on many levels. It also provides exposure to a new generation of filmmakers that are flourishing in Costa Rica.

 

Javier Garcia Puerto

 

Cristobal Serrá

graduated from the School of Cinema and Television of Veritas University Costa Rica, and obtained scholarships Ibermedia (Spain) and Fondart (Chile) for a master's degree in creative documentary from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. "The Heat After the Rain" is his first directorial debut.

Filmography

  • El Calor Después de la Lluvia (Sultriness, 2017)
Scholarship of 5000 EUR from Jameson.