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Carmela is 40 years old nun who wants
to give up her lifestyle and Olivia, a novice very close to her, tries to convince her not to leave her brotherhood.

  • Juan Ramiro Torres Tapia
    Yume, Evión
  • Roberto Valdivieso
  • Bonnie Vela Vásquez
  • Alejandra Guerra
    Key Cast
    El Inca, la boba y el hijo del ladrón, Cuchillos en el cielo
  • Daniela Trucíos
    Key Cast
  • Rogger Vergara Adrianzén
    First Assistant Director
  • Nataly Vergara Adrianzén
    Production designer
  • La Taberna Studios
  • La Taberna Studios
    Production Company
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    Drama, crime
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 21, 2017
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    Red Camera
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  • Canada Shorts Film Festival 2017
    Mary Oland
    December 9, 2017
    Award of Distinction
  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival Fall 2017
    September 25, 2017
    Best Crime Drama
  • Harrogate Film Festival 2018
    North Yorkshire
    United Kingdom
    March 2, 2018
    Best Crime Drama
  • Premios Latino

    September 15, 2018
    “Mejor dirección”, “Mejor guion” y “Mejor interpretación femenina”
Director Biography - Juan Ramiro Torres Tapia

Juan Ramiro Torres was born on October 27, 1986 in Huancayo. During his childhood he always participate in workshops of theater and arts where he developed his first interest and fascination for the world of cinema. He lived in Huancayo for 15 years and then traveled to Lima to study his career and develop professionally. He achieved notoriety as a sound assistant to Guillermo Palacios and also in sound editing with Omar Pareja. His professional work in the field of cinema started with the feature film "Un lugar lejano", a co-production from Venezuela, Argentina and Spain, which was directed by José Ramón Novoa. Thanks to his work in the feature film “Cementerio General 2”, he had a recognition in the best sound of the Indie Film Festival 2016.

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Director Statement

Evidently a homage to Tarantino and to one of his finest works: “Pulp Fiction”, more precisely to its very first scene. Tarantino is one of my favorite filmmakers because he manages to blend many different elements in his movies and wrap all narrative threads masterfully, while at the same time, he delivers a satisfying twist.
Nevertheless with this story, developed alongside Roberto Valdivieso, the screenwriter, I embrace the opportunity to explore the emotional states and thought process of a person. Carmela had a tough life and learned from it. She show us that despite the circumstances, someone can have dreams, aspirations and even illusions. Yet, reality stands in her way. Frustration, anger, depression, resignation, and catharsis are the things I try to convey into her.
In the other hand we have Olivia. She is a young woman who knows what she needs and wants, but above else, she is someone who takes care of the people who protected her. Olivia is aware that if Carmela walks away from their occupation she won’t be the same. Because of this, Olivia is very afraid and fully capable of doing anything in order of not losing her friend.
I was interested in showing a contrasted image with rich textures, in order to easily identify and understand the emotional state of the characters, approaching them from different perspectives but always from the point of view of a faraway observer. Presenting several references to TV series and movies, “Vocatio” is one of my first short films, and a step forward in my learning process in the vast world of cinema.
It’s also a tribute to my father, who died this year. With this project I seek to prove him, and myself, that my work in the creation and representation of different points of view is going to be a constant one, and will remain relevant in the years to come.