A hurricane threatens the Caribbean. As if driven by its coils, the lives of three strangers become intertwined in the streets of Santo Domingo: Sera Penablanca, a girl from Dominican high society who goes to the slums every night to interact with strangers; Lieutenant Perez, a corrupt policeman who investigates a case in an attempt to repair the broken relationship with his daughter; and Candela, a performer from a poor cabaret seeking justice. The three are united by the mysterious death of Renato Castrate, poet and drug dealer.


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Candela (2020)

Feature (81mins) Narrative


Dominican Republic


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Andrés Farías

Andrés Farías

Andrés Farías

Andrés Farías Cintrón is a filmmaker and video-artist from the Dominican Republic. In 2014, he was selected for the XXV Eduardo León Jimenez Art Biennial Competition with his video-installation “Honey Pot” for which he won the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection Award. In 2015, his research project: “The representation of the Caribbean woman in Film – from sexual exoticism to auto-representation” was selected for Concordia’s University Emerging Leaders of the Americas Program (ELAP). His first feature film, “Candela” won the Dominican Fund for Cinematographic Promotion and was selected for Sundance Writers Lab, Sundance Edit Residency and Sundance Music Residency.

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