The assignment / La tarea. Milagro Farfán, 2009 (27’)

Posted: April 3, 2012 in Perufest 2012
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SATURDAY  / SÁBADO   APRIL 21       4:00 PM

An eight-year old girl has to write a story about her family for homework. In the process, she observes and rediscovers her nuclear family: Father, Mother, and Mother’s Girlfriend. Even though her mother’s relationship with the latter is not new, it is the first time the girl begins to grasp the idea that her mother’s partner is another woman, and that this sets her apart from other families. She loves her mother and her mother’s girlfriend as well. And although she understands her family is not the same as others, she does not want to be seen as different.

Una niña de 8 años debe escribir un cuento sobre su familia como tarea escolar. A través del proceso, la pequeña observa y redescubre a su núcleo familiar: papá, mamá y la novia de mamá. Aun cuando la relación de su madre con aquella lleva tiempo, es ahora que esta niña comienza a entender que la pareja de su mamá es otra mujer y que eso lo diferencia de las otras familias. Ella ama a su madre y quiere mucho a la compañera de esta. Y aunque entiende que su familia es distinta, no quiere ser vista como alguien diferente.

Awards: Lakino Film festival, Alemania 2011: Best Documentary Short,  Festival Mujeres en Foco, Argentina 2011: Best Documentary Short,  Festival Internacional de Cine Pobre Humbreto Solas, Cuba 2010: Best Documentary Short, Rainbow Film Festival, Brasil  2010: Best Documentary Short and Best Edition. 

 

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