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Jirafas / Giraffes

A film by Kiki Álvarez

Panama/Cuba/Colombia, Drama, 2012
93 min, Full HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)


Young lovers Manuel and Lia manage to break into Tania’s house, from which she’s been evicted. As the three unexpected roommates compete for the space, tensions rise. Will Tania be able to kick them out and get her home back? The situation slowly brings the trio closer, creating a common silent language like that of giraffes. Eventually, together, like a tribe marginalized and enclosed by society, they will have to face a bigger threat. After bowing at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam last year, JIRAFAS has gone on to win over audiences all over the globe, winning a Spirit Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival and having been chosen as one of two films to represent Cuba in the 35th Havana Film Festival. 

Regional Premiere
Co-presented by OUTsider Film & Arts Festival


About the director

Kiki alvarez wEnrique Álvarez was born in Havana in 1961, and has a degree in Art History and Cinematography. Since 1987, he has gone on to make many short and feature-length films. For MIRADAS, his feature debut, he received the Prize for Best Unpublished Script at the 18th International NCL Festival. He has since directed VENICE, the first Cuban film produced through crowdfunding. He is currently the coordinator of the fiction film program at EICTV.


Producer: Ivonne Cotorruelo, Kiki Álvarez, Nicolás Ordoñez, Gina Villafañe
Production Companies: KA Producciones, Galaxia 311, Largasluces Producciones, Open Rodas Media
Screenwriter: Claudia Muñiz
Cinematographer: Nicolás Ordóñez Carrillo
Editor: Joanna Montero
Sound Design: Gina Villafañe
Music: Abel Omar Pérez
Cast: Claudia Muñiz, Yasmani Guerrero, Olivia Manrufo, Marianela Pupo, Mario Guerra

Print Source:  Kiki Alvarez, jirafas3@yahoo.es
Ivonne Cotorruelo, ivonne.eutrapelia@gmail.com



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