Mi Santa Mirada by Alvaro Aponte-Centeno made the shorts lineup cut for this year’s upcoming Cannes Film Festival earlier this month.
The short film tells the story of “Samy, a quiet and solitary man who lives from the drug business. The most important things in his life are his younger brother, who he is responsible for, and his horse. Tired of being a drug trafficking subordinate, he decides to betray his boss Papo. This short film reveals daily life at the marginalized spaces in Puerto Rico.”
Congrats to Aponte-Centeno and team!
Verdict: Boo, hiss at the
tired focus on drug dealing but Yay on giving a voice and a platform to Puerto Rico’s marginalized issues.
To learn more about the current issues plaguing La Isla del Encanto, check out Fear and Loathing in the Island that Doesn’t Exist.