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SMS Alum Marisol Gomes-Mouakad Premiere’s Her Film “Angelica” at NYLFF

Description

After a long absence, a young woman is forced to leave her life in NYC, return to her home in Puerto Rico and grapple with the questions of family and racial identity she had left behind.

The unexpected return to the house she grew up in, plus her father’s illness, force Angelica to reevaluate her relationship with her mother and other family members, who have never accepted Angelica due to her race. The arrival of her partner from NY, who hopes to rescue her, only adds to the tension. As her father’s condition worsens and relationships become more and more strained, Angelica is forced to decide between the security of her current life or the adventure of one the pushes her to rediscover herself as an independent woman- strong, mulatta, and Puerto Rican.

Credits

Writer: Marisol Gómez-Mouakad
Producers: Marisol Gómez-Mouakad, Ignacio Decerega, Rocio Zambrano
Cast: Michelle Nono, Johanna Rosaly, Willie Denton, Rene Monclova, Yamil Collazo, Modesto Lacen, Kisha Tikina Burgos

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