ESTELA

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Credits

Executive Producer
Estephania Bonnett Alonso

Direction and Srcreenplay
Liliana Diaz Castillo

Statement
Development

Genre
Social Drama

Selections
2015 Foro de Coproducción Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva
2016 Encuentro Internacional de Productores Festival de Cartagena de Indias
2017 Taller Iberoamericano de Proyectos, IBERMEDIA

Synopsis

Monserrat, (80) a Catalan widow, is told that she will lose her home in a few months time. In desperation, one night while alone she attempts suicide. The following morning, Estela, (38) her Colombian help, finds her after having had the day off. One day was all it took. Estela leaves her personal problems to one side in order to look after Monserrat and keep her out of harm’s way. The incident unites them and brings them close, revealing their true problems.

The two women join forces in a fight against their own prejudices, the establishment, the banks and time itself, fighting a battle that others have already lost.

On the eve of her eviction, a despondent Monserrat carries out her original plan. Estela finds her, this time too late, when she comes in with the news that they are about to win their fight.