LA ISLA DE LA JUVENTUD
The Island of Youth
Production Company / Casa Productora: Alas Ocultas
Producer / Productora: Ana Laura Calderón
Cast: Mirta Estrada, Julián Herrera, Cristina López, Magali Cruz, Armando González, Ernesto Ortega, Araceli Silva, José Delgado
Year / Año: 2007
Festivals: Best Documentary Feature at Riviera Maya´s Film Festival (Mexico), Special Mention at Documentary Film Festival Zanate (Mexico), 3 awards at the Documentary International Film Festival Santiago Álvarez (Cuba) and was part of the official selection at the Morelia International Film Festival (Mexico), DocsBarcelona (Spain), the Memory Iberoamerican Documentaries Film Festival (Mexico), DOCSDF (Mexico), the Trieste Film Festival (Italy) and Toulouse (France).
…the director surprises you with a range of wonderful stories about elderly people and their lives told in a way that you can only tell if you know how to get close and have a warm heart for those you film. The camerawork is worth a study in itself, especially for close-ups. There is so much energy and originality to be found in this work from Mexico!
T.S. Müller-European Documentary Network