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August 16, 2015

2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION | Latiner Directed by Ines Gowland

SCREENING DATE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH 2015
TIME: 2PM | SHORT FILMS BLOCK 2
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Malena, a young woman form Argentina comes to New York to work as an actress, but she quickly realizes she is not “latin” enough to play these roles -and that she has too much of an accent to play the “white” roles. Malena will decide to compromise her integrity to succeed.

Latiner


 

Director: Inés Gowland

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Inés Gowland is a 25 year old filmmaker born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied film, particularly Cinematography, and had the pleasure of working in the independent film community for a couple of years as a DP, AC and Sound Mixer. She also developed as a stand up comedian, performing in several stages in Buenos Aires.
She is currently enrolled in NYU’s Graduate Film Program, where she is developing as a writer/director. She just finished her third narrative project, a 9 minute film called “Latiner”, shot in New York City.


 


Director Statement

In Argentina, we have our own definitions of what being “Latina” means. Once I came to the US, I was shocked to find how people expected me to be or act due to my place of origin, and I was particularly interested in the subject when I found out so many actresses had to become either more “american” or more “latin”, because no middle ground was acceptable to pursue that career. This film deals with the misrepresentation of latin-american women in the US, but with a fresh take on immigrant life in the city.

In Argentina, we have our own definitions of what being “Latina” means. Once I came to the US, I was shocked to find how people expected me to be or act due to my place of origin, and I was particularly interested in the subject when I found out so many actresses had to become either more “american” or more “latin”, because no middle ground was acceptable to pursue that career. This film deals with the misrepresentation of latin-american women in the US, but with a fresh take on immigrant life in the city.


 

Latiner – Trailer from Inés Gowland on Vimeo.


KEY CAST

Natalia Ivana Escobar as Malena

Hanlon Smith-Dorsey

María Fontanals

Patty Aicher

Marlene Mancini

Brad Forenza

María del Mar Velazquez

 

KEY CREW

Written & Directed by Inés Gowland

 

Producers

Inés Gowland

Max Rissman

María Altamirano

Erich Hsiao

 

Assistant Director

Calla Videt

 

Director of Photography

Stu Segal

 

Sound Mixer

Rebecca Martos

 

Editor

Inés Gowland

 

Original Music by

Antonio Truyols

 

Category: ACCEPTED FILMS