The lodging house owned by Rosa Carbajal at the corner of Shakespeare and Victor Hugo streets in Mexico City conceals an intimate, passionate story. Twenty years ago, Rosa met Jorge Riosse, a young tenant who became her closest friend. For 8 years, his stay in the house left indelible marks on those who knew him. But it wasn’t until his sudden death that the darkest features of his personality came to light. A profound biological sketch of two people, lonely in their own way or in spite of themselves, strongly and strangely interwoven with one another.
Mexico City, 1983. In 2005 she received a scholarship from the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA) with which to make Intimidades de Shakespeare y Victor Hugo. In 2006 she participated in the Morelia LabDoc, the Morelia Festival, with the same project, and in 2007 landed the backing of the Jan Vrijman Fund for the post-production of this documentary, awarded at Mexico City’s Ficco and Buenos Aires’ Bafici. She is currently writing her next film, the feature Paraísos artificiales.
Ángeles Castro GurríaCentro de Capacitación Cinematográfica Calzada de Tlalpán 1670 Country Club04220 Ciudad de MéxicoTel/Fax 52 55 41 55 firstname.lastname@example.org
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