Wednesday, Sept 13 at 2PM
Director: Anabel Caso
Mexico | 2022 | Spanish with English subtitles | 115 min | Drama
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Content warning: Sexually suggestive scenes.
Thirteen-year-old Sofia travels from her home in the city to spend the summer vacation at the country house of her relatives. Brimming with the wonder and confusion of sexual awakening, Sofia and her BFF cousin Cristina discuss first kisses, crushes, and how to get the attention of a ruggedly handsome older man who works in the factory across the wheat field. The long summer days lend themselves to unleash undiscovered instincts, games, and curiosity. Deceptions, risks, and secrets will be revealed, as the two girls recklessly navigate the tumultuous passage from childhood to adolescence.
Wheatfield is a very up close and personal film based on my own experiences as a teenager. This is a collection of memories that as a filmmaker and woman I was moved to tell.
The setting is another character: the exuberant and wild nature can be related to the idea of growing up and life evolution itself. This intimate look reflects the way that I discovered myself as a woman, in an arid environment (familiar and geographically speaking) with not enough information to face life’s changes.Anabel Caso
Anabel Caso is an Argentinian scriptwriter and filmmaker who has been living in Mexico City since 2003. Her first feature film Wheatfield was included in the Official Selection of the Morelia International Film Festival in 2022. The film has earned several
awards and acknowledgements: Honourable Mention in National Award for original script in Guanajuato International Film Festival in 2015 and winner of Estudios Churubusco Award in
Guadalajara International Film Festival in 2018.
Anabel Caso has participated in several program internships such as the Sundance Institute, Ibermedia, Fundación Carolina, and she was one of the Talents Guadalajara in 2015. As content creator, she was head of content for LANDIA (México) and head writer of Aparición
Forzada, a fiction developed for HBO. She also participated in multiple cinema, TV, and streaming platforms content projects for Mexican and international production studios. Currently, she is in pre-production stage of her second feature film, Noche de Ficheros,
produced by Talipot Studios.