Sirenas / Mermaids

A film by Maryulis Alfonso

This film was screened as a part of the 2016 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF19)

This short film preceded the screening of the feature H.O.M.E.



Cuba, Drama/Fantasy, 2015
20 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Little Clara and Zoe are sisters who live with their mother Felicia in an old wooden house. After finding an invasion of ants in the girls’ closet, they call a fumigator to the house. Realizing the increasing attraction between her mother and the fumigator, Zoe tries to get this man away from their lives, making little Clara believe that he wants to turn their mother into a mermaid by giving her ant poison to drink. Clara, afraid of losing her mother, also tries to become a mermaid.

International Premiere

Print Source: Silvia Durán Molina,