Daughter of Rage
Maria and her mother Lilibeth live in the slum trying to live off things they find at the landfill when they get separated.
In this movie we meet Maria and her mother Lilith that live together near Nicaragoa’s biggest landfill. Here they survive by collecting metal scraps and breeding their dogs to sell their puppies. Although you see they are clearly struggling in this living situation, their relationship is still strong and loving.
At the start of the movie we see Maria and a lot of other children at the landfill with a lot of other children, collecting trash. She also finds some food for her dogs, but as the food is rotten the puppies die before they can be sold.
This causes her mother more financial trouble and she is forced to leave Maria with some men that run a sweatshop. Here she meets the boy Tadeo and they form a bond, before she runs away in search of her mother.
Laura Baumesiter was born and raised in Nicaragua, where she later trained at Mexico's Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica. In addition to being a filmmaker, she is a sociologist, and has earlier directed the short films, Isabel in Winter (2014), Fuerza Bruta (2016) and Omblingo de Agua (2018). Daughter of Rage is her feature debut.
This film is part of
Original title La Hija de todas las rabias
Director Laura Baumeister de Montis
Screenplay Laura Baumeister de Montis
Cinematography Teresa Kuhn
Producer Dag Hoel
Cast Ara Alejandra Medal, Virginia Sevilla, Carlos Gutiérrez, Noé Hernández, Diana Sedano.
Production Company Dag Hoel Filmproduksjon, Felipa Films, Halal Films
Distribution Dag Hoel
Runtime 1h 30m
Age limit 15
This film is in competition for the Audience Award.