MARÍA

SYNOPSIS

Weeks after a devastating hurricane, a young woman, María, returns home to care for her suicidal father. While she waits for him to be discharged from the hospital, she becomes obsessed with cleaning up his home. Without water, light, or food, she struggles against an uncertainty that consumes her until she finally hears her father’s comforting voice. But when María runs to him, everything changes. Following the aftermath of Hurricane María, this short film seeks to shine a light on Puerto Rico’s mental health crisis, specifically the rise of suicide rates.

CAST & CREDITS

Principal Cast
María Coral Soto
Isel Rodríguez
Joselito Castro
Luis Gonzaga

Director: Zoé Salicrup Junco
Writer(s): Zoé Salicrup Junco
Producer(s): Zoé Salicrup Junco, Nasha Santiago
Cinematographer: Brendaliz Negrón
Editor: María Celeste Garrahan

Director’s Biography

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Zoé is an award-winning director and producer. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, her short films have screened in top festivals including Tribeca, Palm Springs, and Clermont Ferrand. Her latest short film “Marisol” premiered on HBO in 2019. Zoé is a 2013 Cinefestival Latino Screenwriters Project Fellow and a 2016 Sundance Women’s Financing Intensive Project Fellow. To read more about Zoé, visit www.zoesj.com.

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