“Sand Dollars” represents Dominican Republic in Bushwick Film Festival
New York.– Dominican film "Sand Dollars" (Dolares de Arena) is one of the highlights of this year’s Bushwick Film Festival in Brooklyn, New York, which runs from Oct. 1 to Oct. 4.
Loosely based on the book "Less dollars des sables" by Jean Noel Pancrazi, "Sand Dollars" is a co-production between the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Argentina and the latest film by Dominican filmmaker Laura Amelia Guzman and her husband Israel Cardenas.
Synopsis: Noeli, a young Dominican girl, goes every afternoon to the beaches at Las Terrenas. Along with her boyfriend, she looks for a way to make a living at the expense of one of the hundreds of tourists that wander around there. Noeli has a steady client: a mature French woman, Anne, who as time goes by, has found in the island the ideal refuge to spend her last years. Noeli’s boyfriend feigns to be her brother and outlines a plan in which Noeli travels to Paris with the old lady and sends him money every month.
Cast: Geraldine Chaplin, Yanet Mojica and Ricardo Ariel Toribio.