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Daughter of Rage
Directed by Laura Baumeister
Nicaragua | 91 min | 2022
11-year-old Maria lives with her mother Lilibeth at the edge of a garbage dump. Their future depends on selling a litter of purebred puppies to a local thug.
In this heart-rending yet eerily poetic debut from Laura Baumeister - the first feature narrative directed by a Nicaraguan female filmmaker - the bond between an 11-year-old girl and her mother is tested when they are suddenly separated while eking out a precarious existence near the country's biggest landfill. María lives with her mom Lilibeth near Nicaragua's biggest landfill, an oppressive place where the pair scramble to survive by recycling metal scraps and breeding their dog to sell the puppies. Soon though, the situation gets complicated by local men ready to take advantage of their precarious position, and Lilibeth decides to leave María in the hands of a couple who run a sweatshop while she tries to solve things.
Laura Baumeister was born in 1983, in Nicaragua, graduated in film directing in Mexico. She has written and directed several short films. Her short "Isabel Im Winter" was screened in Cannes Critic's Week 2014. "Water Navel" had its world premiere at IFFR 2019. Daughter of Rage, her first feature, premiered in TIFF 2022 and is the fifth fiction film in the story of Nicaragua, and the first to be shot by a female director born.
|Type of Film||Feature|
|Country of Origin||Nicaragua|
|Year Film Was Completed||2022|
|Produced by||Rossana Baumeister, Bruna Haddad|
|Written by||Laura Baumeister|
|Edited by||Julián Sarmiento, Raúl Barreras|
|Music by||Para One, Arthur Simonini|
|Sound Design||Lena Esquenazi|
|Art Direction||Marcela Gómez|
|Main Cast||Ara Alejandra Medal, Virginia Sevilla, Carlos Gutierrez, Noé Hernández, Diana Sedano|