|Director:||Héctor M. Valdez|
|Producer:||José R. Alamá|
|Screenwriter:||David Maler, Héctor M. Valdez, José R. Alamá, José Pastor, Ángel de la Cruz|
|DoP:||Juan Carlos Gómez|
|Editor:||Rocío Gattinoni, Gilberto Amado|
|Cast:||Luis Bryan Mesa, Ariel Díaz, Vicente Santos, Wigberto Dechamps, Peter Jean Baptiste|
After his university studies in Montreal, Héctor M. Valdez returned to his homeland, the Dominican Republic, and started work as a filmmaker. Together with producer José Ramón Alamá, they founded a joint production company, Bou Group, which has by now successfully found its wings. Héctor’s new feature film, which he has carried in him for a long time, will also hopefully soar high.
Malpaso is a small town on the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Just out of town, twin boys live with their grandfather. One of the brothers, Braulio, goes to the market with his granddad to sell coal, while the other brother, Candido, looks after their home. He is kept away from the eyes of strangers due to his unusual appearance – he is born as an albino. After the grandfather dies, the boys’ life changes completely. In order to survive, they are forced to move to town where entirely different and harsh rules apply. Braulio must somehow protect his brother and he therefore tries to adapt to the reality. Candido, however, has always been a dreamer since childhood. He dreams that their father will return to them and everything will be alright.
The relations between the two countries are not always cloudless. This is amplified even more in the border areas where different cultures collide. Using amateur actors, the author of the film has managed to convey a harsh, yet poetic and authentic atmosphere of reality and people’s ability to dream.