Competition Programme

PERFIDIA (GLOOM)

Mexico | 2013

David Figueroa García

Director:
David Figueroa García

Screenplay:
David Figueroa García

Director of photography:
Santiago Sanchez

Film Editing:
Mauricio Leiva Cock

Film School:
Columbia University School of the Arts

Producer:
Alexandra Vivas,
Santiago Ortiz Monasterio

Production Company:
Fidelio Films

Cast:
Noe Hernandez,
Lakshmi Picazo

Duration:
25’

 

Synopsis

When Lucia’s father dies under mysterious circumstances, the hierarchies of the household shift, and Lázaro, the driver, feels that this might be his only chance to resolve his desire for her. Without realizing it, Lázaro will be caught between Lucia’s attempts to exorcise the demons left from the relationship with her father and this attraction, which, slowly, is turning into an obsession.

Director Biography

David Figueroa García

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David Figueroa García is a writer-­‐director from Mexico City. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Film from Columbia University. His work as a director has received awards from the Directors Guild of America, the National Board of Review, Independent Film Project, Brooklyn Arts Council, the Jerome Foundation, among others.

His first short film, Ratitas, premiered at the Morelia International Film Festival and went on to win the award for best short film in the Brooklyn Film Festival and the best Mexican short in the Monterrey International Film Festival.