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MOSQUITA Y MARI

USA, 2012 (MIFF 2012, International Panorama)

Director: Aurora Guerrero

In the Mexican immigrant community of Huntington Park, miles and more away from the gleaming centre of Los Angeles, 15-year-olds Yolanda and Mari fall into an unlikely friendship.

Yolanda is the high achiever of the two, a girl whose strict Catholic parents see in her the family's path out of poverty, while the recently arrived Mari is rebellious, street-smart and insecure. But as a more intimate connection grows between the two, the contours of their relationship become strikingly different.

Bold, tender and warm-hearted, Mosquita y Mari is a strikingly assured, delicately textured feature debut from newcomer Aurora Guerrero.

“Filmmaker Aurora Guerrero is impressive in her first feature outing... a robust work of self-discovery for two girls at the most awkward and confusing years of their young lives, and a testament to Guerrero's storytelling prowess” - Hollywood Reporter

Presented in collaboration with our programming partner Blackfella Films.

D/S Aurora Guerrero P Chad Burris WS The Film Collaborative L English, Spanish w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2012

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