Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Candela

Year: 2020
Country: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Language: Spanish
Run Time: 87 minutes

Candela
Candela
Candela
Candela

Told in three parts, CANDELA reveals the frantic and fatal few days before a hurricane in Santo Domingo and discloses the layered tragedy of life in the Caribbean. Cloaked in neon lights and the weight of a predetermined future, a woman takes startling action after visiting a renowned nightclub. A police detective, depressed and disillusioned with the corrupt political system, wallows in a lack of confidence and lets both love and justice slip through his fingers. And finally, sultry and poised as a drag performer, but desperate and heartbroken off-stage, a young man tries to atone for his lover’s past mistakes. Examining how the lives of these three apparent strangers intertwine, this visually tantalizing reverie follows the unfolding cause and effect of each character’s actions, leading to a shocking finale. CANDELA will leave you stunned and ponderous as the hurricane finally rolls through. —J.H.

CIFF46 Screenings

Westfield Studio Theatre

Friday, April 08, 2022 at 9:55 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

Sidebars
After Hours
Latinx & Hispanic Cinema
Queer Cinema

Competition
New Direction Competition

Director

Director
Andrés Farías

Producer
Pablo Lozano

Screenwriting
Andrés Farías, Laura Conyedo

Cinematography
Saurabh Monga

Editing
Juan José Cid

Principal Cast
César Domínguez, Sarah Jorge-León, Félix Germán

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