MARIA, LLENA ERES DE GRACIA

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MARIA, LLENA ERES DE GRACIA

MARIA VOLL DER GNADE

Joshua Marston
USA/Kolumbien, 2003
Fiction, 101min, OmdU

MARIA, LLENA ERES DE GRACIA

Joshua Marston
USA/Kolumbien, 2003
Fiction, 101min, OmdU

Cast: 
Catalina Sandino Moreno
Maria
Yenny Paola Vega
Blanca
Guilied López
Lucy
Jhon Alex Toro
Franklin
Patricia Rae
Carla
Screenplay: 
Joshua Marston
Sound: 
Philip Stockton
Camera: 
Jim Denault
Editor: 
Anne McCabe
Lee Percy
Composer: 
Jacobo Liebermann
Leonardo Heiblum
Decoration: 
Monica Marulanda
Debbie De Villa
Costume: 
Lauren Press
Sarah Beers

Production: 
Journeyman Pictures 225 W. 13th Street New York, NY 10011, USA T 212 989 10 38, F 212 989 39 07
World Sales: 
HBO Films London Warner House, 98 Theobalds Road WC1X 8WB London, Großbritannien T 20 7984 5051 margaret.gordon@hbo.com
Distribution in Austria: 
Stadtkino Filmverleih Spittelbergasse 3, 1070 Wien T 1 522 48 14, stadtkino@nextra.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

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)