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Directed by Yolanda Cruz
USA, Mexico | 79 min | 2021
Two women meet along a traditional pilgrimage in Oaxaca, Mexico, a journey that will show them the power of self-discovery and empathy in the path of healing.
Two women, Hope and Soledad, meet on a pilgrimage to the rural town of Juquila in Oaxaca, Mexico. Hope, a college student, finds herself in her mother's homeland after being displaced from her home in California. Soledad, on the other hand, tries to free herself from her deceased lover, and to end her marriage with her husband who lives in the U.S. Together, they walk in communion with pilgrims as they deal with their struggles and discover the power of self-discovery, empathy and understanding in their search for a path for healing.
Yolanda Cruz is an independent filmmaker from Mexico. She draws from the tradition of oral storytelling to create film narratives about art, immigration and indigenous cultures. Yolanda holds an MFA from the UCLA film school and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College. Cruz is also a Sundance Institute Fellow. Yolanda's latest feature, Hope, Soledad is part of the 19th FICM official selection. She is currently working on her second feature film La Raya, developed at Sundance NativeLab, Director's Lab and Screenwriters Lab. She has participated in six editions of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).
|Type of Film||Feature|
|Country of Origin||USA, Mexico|
|Year Film Was Completed||2021|
|Social media Handles||@hopesoledadmovie, @flordeluz.cinema, @petatefilms|
|Produced by||Luis Fernando Guízar, Yolanda Cruz, Norma Iris Santiago|
|Written by||Yolanda Cruz|
|Cinematography||Luis Fernando Guízar|
|Edited by||Luis Fernando Guízar, Yolanda Cruz|
|Music by||Pepe Carlos, Alex Bendaña|
|Sound Design||Maria Murillo|
|Art Direction||Norma Iris Santiago|
|Main Cast||Hope, Frida Cruz Soledad, Karen Daneida|