The opening sequence in the second feature by Costa Rican filmmaker Hernán Jiménez (who also plays the lead role) shows us in detail the chaotic and yet colorful life in that Latin American country´s capital city: traffic jams, excessive noise, pollution, regional fast food, and local music make up the landscape. The film´s viewpoint -lost and yet absorbed by all that visual richness- is provided by Antonio, a young man who is coming back home after a decade of living abroad. His return -which is temporary, due to his father´s illness- is transformed in a head-on collision against underdevelopment, crime, things that no longer exist, friends he doesn´t recognize, and a family in the break of dissolution. But it´s through those same hardships and lessons that Antonio will manage to face the history of his family and his country, and understand this present time, which after all, has lots of good things going on.
Costa Rica, 2011
95´ / HD / Color
Directed by: Hernán Jiménez
Written by: Hernán Jiménez
Film Editing by: Hernán Jiménez
Art Direction by: Olga Madrigal
Sound: Sergio Gutiérrez, Dan Olmsted
Music: Federico Miranda
Produced by: Manuel Granda, Hernán Jiménez
Production Companies: Miel y Palo Films
Cast: Bárbara Jiménez, Andre Boxwill, Hernán Jiménez, Daniel Ross, Luis Fernando Gómez
Born in San José, Costa Rica, he studied Acting at the Canada National Theater School and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. He directed the short films Las ganas, Una tarde cualquiera (both in 2008) and The Red Bridge (2010), as well as the feature film A ojos cerrados (2010). He´s also a stand-up comedian.