By Carlos César Arbeláez
Original title: Eso Que Llaman Amor
Casting: Beatriz Ángel, Cristóbal Peláez, Linsy Holguín, Hiroyuki Ono, Pedro Julio Arias, Yira Plaza O'bime
Production year: 2016
Production company: El Bus Producciones
The Box, Prepaid and The Happy Girl are three stories that all begin at the La Polonesa coffee shop in Medellín, Colombia on Mother’s Day Sunday. In each of the stories, the characters seem to be guided by an inescapable destiny.
In The Box, Camila is forced to bring her son’s disinterred ashes home when the cemetery is set to be demolished. The event stirs up old memories and grudges that Camila and her husband thought had been buried along with the boy.
In Prepaid, Erika gets ready to start a new life with her young daughter in Spain. Before she goes, she decides to meet one last time with a Japanese client , who turns out to have an unexpected surprise for her.
In The Happy Girl, Marlon and The Happy Girl both earn money performing on the streets as living statues. But when they remove their costumes and make-up together in a room in a flophouse, they discover each other’s faces and true identities, which abruptly brings their relationship to an end.
FICCI Cartagena 2016 – Gala Screening
Sao Paulo IFF 2016
Kolkata IFF 2016 – Cinema International Section
Festival Filmar en America Latina 2016 – Closing Film
Miami IFF 2017 – Competition
Chicago Latino FF 2017