2017 OFFICIAL SELECTION | Azul directed by Victor Luis Grullȯn

This Film will be showing in Block 1
Friday October 6, 2017 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Juan Jiménez (Azul) leaves his country in search of the American Dream. 5 years later he realizes that he can no longer live without his family and decides to return to his country.


Director Biography

Victor Grullón was born in Santiago de los caballeros, Dominican Republic. A participated in national and international productions: Sharktopus vs Mermatula, Sharktopus vs Whalewolf, Devil Due. Nationals: The color of the night, La Soga, Criptico, Tropico de Sangre, Juana, Correspondence, Die in Montecristi, Aire. After these experiences he decided to start his first feature film “Salvame”. Premiered in 2016 at the independent film festival of Santiago, IFFIC. Then to be projected in the “New York City Independent Film Fest”. In 2017 he produced together with his company Nidolab “San Miguel” released in January 2017 at the Dominican Global Film Festival. And picked at the New York City Independent Film Fest and Dominican Film Fest festivals in Ny. He is currently working on his second feature film and a short film “Azul” filmed in New York at the end of last year.



Director Statement

In one of my first experiences traveling to the United States I found the story of a Dominican who had stayed illegally in this country. As I met other people who had done the same but had legalized their immigration status. During my stay he let me meet him and at the same time we come to create a kind of friendship. Of the things that I realized of him, was that he only lived for his work. Knowing him better I realized that he was a person very debota to his religion. Already days of going to me he tells me that he handles two lives that lives in the United States which he occasionally shares with someone whom he calls Amiga, and then I realize that he was his lover. And the one that lives at a distance with the family that considers real, the one that is in a field of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The duality or dilemma that this person lived was worthy of a plot of a feature film which I thought at the beginning when I started writing the story.

Category: 2017 BLOCK 1, DRAMA