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Sombras De Azul (Shades of Blue)

Sombras De Azul (Shades of Blue)
Drama, Romance, Foreign, 25 New Faces | 2017 | NR. 1hr 34min
CAST: Seedne Bujaidar, Yasmani Guerrero, Charlotta Mohlin DIRECTOR: Kelly Daniela Norris Official 2016 Tacoma Film Festival Selection

In the wake of her brother’s suicide, a young Mexican woman, Maribel, books a one-way ticket to the place she’d always dreamt of going – Cuba.  Wandering the streets of Havana, Maribel attempts to escape her grief, but the city’s rhythms and strangers just serve to trigger tortured ruminations and memories of him.  It is only when she bonds with Eusebio – a petty thief and skilled woodcraftsman – that Maribel begins to face her demons. As the two leave Havana to traverse Cuba, Maribel recognizes a growing attraction between them, and must decide whether to open herself up to love and loss once again.

ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
T.W. Pittman graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Film and Political Science, and served with the Peace Corps in Ghana from 2006-2008, focused on sustainable income generation in the village of Nakom. Her film work includes the award-winning short film SINNERMAN (co-directed by Norris), studying screenwriting under the mentorship of David Milch (DEADWOOD), and serving as Producer and Editor of Kelly Daniela Norris’ debut feature, SOMBRAS DE AZUL - one of the first ever Cuban-American coproductions in more than 50 years.

Kelly Daniela Norris graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a degree in Film and Psychology, and taught for 3 years in the South Bronx with Teach for America. Her first feature, SOMBRAS DE AZUL (SHADES OF BLUE), was shot on-location in Cuba and premiered at the Austin Film Festival, winning an audience award, and has been featured at a dozen domestic and international festivals.

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