EL DESPERTAR DE LAS HORMIGAS (THE AWAKENING OF THE ANTS)
Directed by: Antonella Sudasassi
Writer: Antonella Sudasassi
Produced by: Amaya Izquierdo
Cast: Daniela Valenciano, Leynar Gómez, Isabella Moscoso, Avril Alpízar
Told in vivid colors and with fleeting moments of surrealism, Antonella Suadasassis engrossing and intimate debut feature is the arresting story of the emancipation of a young mother living in a highly patriarchal society.
Isabel, a thoughtful, demure young housewife, works as a seamstress in a postcard-perfect Costa Rican seaside village. She is a good mother, wife and daughter-in-law, and she teaches those roles and expectations her daughters. However, when she is pressured by her intrusive and loudly opinionated in-laws to have another baby, a boy, even as her already cramped household struggles to stay afloat, Isa finds herself suffocated. Desperate to escape and reaching her breaking point, Isa wakes up to the possibilities of a life lived on her own terms.
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