Jasmines in Lidice
Country: Mexico, Venezuela
Original Title: Jazmines en Lídice
Running Time: 80min
Film Year: 2019
Category: Jordan Ressler First Feature Film Award
Raúl has been gone for some time, but his mother Merche isn’t ready to let go just yet. She leaves his room the same way it has always been, his clothes are all still hanging in the closet, intact. She even ignores her daughters Anabel and Dayana when they urge her to leave the neighborhood she raised her children in, Lídice, due to the increasing levels of violence surrounding them.
But when the whole family gets together to celebrate Dayana’s birthday, Raúl’s wife decides to join in, and what should have been a happy celebration soon takes a sour turn. When hurtful accusations are made and wounds that weren’t fully healed are torn open again, Jasmines in Lidice takes an emotional look into the deep sorrow and messy feelings of the ones who are left behind after violent death hits a family.
Director: Rubén Sierra Salles
Producer: Marianela Illas, Rafael Simón
Screenwriter: Karín Valecillos
Executive Producer: Marianela Illas
Production Company: Cine Cercano Producciones
Music: Ruben D'hers
Cinematographer: Michell Rivas
Editor: Paloma López Carrillo, Maricarmen Merino, Gustavo Rondón Córdova