in society

in society

A chat with the filmmakers of Dominican Republic's first art house film at Austin Film Festival

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Olga Markovic sat with these three wonderful filmmakers to chat about their film Beast of Cardo. One of Olga's personal favorites at the festival. On location at the Driskill Hotel at the Austin Film Festival. Filmed on a GoPro. (Some parts are a little quiet on sound - sorry) Beast of Cardo is a magical realist feature that tells the story of Moira, a wealthy, Dominican young woman, forced to return permanently to her suffocating hometown, Cardo. Beautiful imagery and fantasy, interesting story dealing with many important issues in society, along with strong perfomances by all the actors makes this film such a great watch. BESTIA DE CARDO is the brainchild of Virginia Sanchez Navarro, a budding director, writer, actor from Santiago, Dominican Republic. As the Dominican Republic created a film law to create a new and thriving film industry, Virginia was one among the incredibly fortunate to be chosen to receive funding for her first feature film. Hitting on controversial topics like closeted homosexuality, class wars, the ennui of the rich in Latin American culture, the audience gets a fresh glance from BESTIA DE CARDO at a society in the Dominican Republic that has never lived on screen. Through rich metaphors and mystical storytelling, the film shows that life in Cardo is one easy to relate to; how does one cope in a situation that seems stifling and inescapable when it’s supposed to home? For more interviews visit http://www.IndieFilmWorld.tv For more on our host Olga Markovic visit http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3165638/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1