Joshua Marston
USA, Kolumbien 2003
101 min

Spirited and rebellious Maria Alvarez lives with three generations of her family in a cramped concrete house in a rural town north of Bogotá. She works alongside her neighbors at a hazardous, mind-numbing job stripping thorns from flowers on a rose plantation. Because Marias paycheck supports the family, she is stuck. But her passion to break out of her limited world drives her to push at its boundaries. When she meets Franklin, a stylish young man, he piques her interest with talk of a cool job that involves travel. However, when Franklin says the word «mule», Maria realizes immediately what he means: swallowing dozens of thumb-sized rubber pellets full of heroin and transporting them to the United States. Marston demonstrates a fantastic eye for detail and crafts a narrative with disarming rawness and authenticity. Maria, llena eres de gracia is as important a story as it is an impressive directorial debut. (Shari Frilot)

  • Catalina Sandino Moreno - Maria
  • Yenny Paola Vega - Blanca
  • Guilied López - Lucy
  • Jhon Alex Toro - Franklin
  • Patricia Rae - Carla
  • Joshua Marston
  • Jim Denault
  • Philip Stockton
  • Anne McCabe
  • Lee Percy
  • Leonardo Heiblum
  • Jacobo Liebermann
  • Debbie De Villa
  • Monica Marulanda
  • Lauren Press
  • Sarah Beers
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35 mm
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