The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Run Time: 87 minutes
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.
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
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes
46th CIFF College Program
New Direction Competition