PARIBA

When Xiomara is on the verge of leaving the island of Aruba to start studying, the girlfriends Julie & Xiomara enjoy their last melancholic day full of rituals together.

Like every year, girlfriends Julie and Xiomara celebrate carnival together. The day consists of their regular rituals, but Julie slowly realizes that she will have to miss Xiomara – who is moving from Aruba to the Netherlands – next year. The girls will never see each other again as they do now. The melancholic film tells the story of hundreds of students who leave the ABC Islands each year due to a study in the Netherlands. This means that they leave everything and everyone behind to start a new life in a strange environment.

Short Film | 00:15:24 | Narrative Fiction | Genre: Coming of Age | Themes: Coming of Age, Friendship, Caribbean | 4:3 | The Netherlands/Aruba | Spoken language: Papiamento | Subtitles: English | Format: DCP, ProRes | Dolby 5.1 & Stereo LtRt


Director: Aramis Garcia Gonzalez

Written By: Aramis Garcia Gonzalez & Elise van der Linde

Producers: Belinde de Veer & Aramis Garcia Gonzalez

Cinematography: Fernando Barrientos

Editor: Eva van Weeghel

Sound Design: Eva Meertens

 

International Premiere: TBA

 

Festival-selections:

  • Netherlands Film Festival 2019, debut competition, The Netherlands.

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Client: Aramis Garcia Gonzalez
Date: September 1, 2019
Services: Festival distribution & Strategy
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