The Center for Latin American and Carribbean Studies is proud to support The Cinema Tropical Collection's online screening of Tu Y Yo (2015).
About the Film:
(Dominican Republic, 2015, 86 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
The Mrs., an elderly widow, and Aridia, a young maid, live together in a house filled with orchids in the center of Santo Domingo. Aridia cleans, the Mrs. gardens, and when work is slow they share gossip. But sometimes the atmosphere gets tense: the Mrs. wakes up grumpy, she blames Aridia, and when Aridia tries to defend herself the Mrs. has to remind her “where her place is.” Then as the hours pass by a telenovela begins on TV, or something happens in the neighborhood, and the Mrs. and Aridia become close again, ending the day by sharing a few laughs.
Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Cartagena Film Festival and acclaimed at Visions du Réel, the debut feature by Natalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada is a poignant chamber piece that delves deeply into divisions of class and race.
“Suggestive cinema about power relations and loneliness.”
— Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter
About The Cinema Tropical Collection:
A new and exciting initiative that makes select Latin American films available digitally for the first time ever. Combining the format of a curated online film series with virtual Q&As with the directors, plus VOD distribution, The Cinema Tropical Collection will present U.S. and international audiences with meaningful and relevant Latin American films in their world digital premiere.