The Muse and Her Lento

Francesca, a hopeful young girl, returns home after exams, eager to call and share the good results with her father. However, instead of receiving the support and encouragement she longs for, her father responds with callous and hurtful remarks, crushing her spirit and leaving her in a deep emotional abyss. As Francesca sits in her room drowning in pain and sadness, she's not alone.

  • Isabella Gonzales
  • Isabella Gonzales
  • New York Film Academy
  • Delina Yonas
    Key Cast
  • Kemba C. Rose
    Key Cast
    "The Violinist "
  • Matthew Vermette
    Director of Photography
  • Jack Palmiotti
    Special Thanks
  • Luna Thya
    Special Thanks
  • Maya Maldonado
    Special Thanks
  • Shyanne Herren
    Special Thanks
  • I. Lento-Sostenuto tranquilo ma cantabile Henryk Górecki, Beth Gibbons, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kryzysztof Penderecki
    (this song has permission for it to be used)
  • The Winner Is DeVotchKa, Mychael Danna
    (this song has permission for it to be used)
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 17, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - New York Film Academy
  • New York Film Academy
    New York City
    United States
    July 21, 2023
    2023 Official Selection
Director Biography - Isabella Gonzales

Isabella Gonzales Lastra is a talented and emerging film director with a passion for storytelling and visual arts. With a diverse background in theater production, sports media management, and a strong foundation in studying filmmaking at New York Film Academy as a high school student, Isabella brings a unique and multifaceted perspective to the world of cinema.

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Director Statement

"I am driven by a deep passion for storytelling and a relentless pursuit of artistic excellence. As a filmmaker, I wanna take a different standpoint on filmmaking and challenge worldviews and worldly ideas from a artisan visual perspective. As i continue to grow and evolve as a director, i am eagerly looking forward to sharing my work all around the globe!"