Angélica works in a clothes factory in New York, sewing her own designs in the little spare time free from the demands of boyfriend Jose. Then her father Wilfredo has a heart attack and she flies home to Puerto Rico. Wilfredo is black, but Angélica’s mother is white, and it’s only upon her return that she fully understands the virulent racism (and sexism) she’s battled all her life. She finally grasps the choice she must make: conform to the wishes of those who should have her interests at heart, or follow her own path, independent but completely alone.





Marisol Gómez Mouakad

Year of Release:



Puerto Rico


English + Spanish, with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Narrative Feature


95 minutes


All Ages


Thu 21 Sep 2017, 11.00pm, MovieTowne, Tobago

Thu 21 Sep 2017, 6.15pm, MovieTowne, POS - Screen 8 q+a

Tue 26 Sep 2017, 1.00pm, MovieTowne, POS - Screen 7

T+T Premiere

About the Director(s):

Marisol Gómez Mouakad

Marisol Gómez Mouakad

Marisol Gómez Mouakad has a master’s degree in media studies from New School University. Her two short films Rosa and Lazos premiered at several festivals such as the Boston Film Festival, Festival Tous Courts in France, Cartagena International Film Festival, and Guadalajara International Film Festival. Her first feature-length film, Angélica, received support for production from Programa Ibermedia and premiered at the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam.

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