Monday, November 12, 2012
Mosquita Y Mari
"Mosquita Y Mari" was an official selection at Sundance 2012, an official selection at San Francisco International Film Festival, and wins Audience Award for Outstanding Fist U.S. Dramatic Feature Film at OUTfest. MyM is a story of two fifteen year old Chicanas whose innocent friendship grows into a silent love. The film beautifully uses silent moments so important in the Chican@ culture to play at the romance growing between the two young ladies. Furthermore their relationship begins to take a toll on their regular routines because Yolanda's grades begin to fall while Mari's job becomes a hassle. The film reflected various cultural aspects away from religion that directly tugged at my memories of my own life. My family not being very religious I was able to connect to the film in so many ways. I myself had an unspoken first love with a young woman named Maria. After speaking with the filmmaker about this love story she confessed that in her own life the relationship ended prematurely. In my own first love I lost that person in a very abrupt premature manner. This is why I love this film so much, it tells my story too.