Second Star on the Right
New York Premiere
Dir. Ruth Caudeli, Colombia, 2019, 82 mins
In the blink of an eye, gregarious bisexual Emilia (Silvia Varón) has gone from being a core member of a tight-knit group of women to its biggest burden. As her thirties close in on her, Emilia flits from day job to passion project to romantic interest without wholly committing to any. As the group’s focus shifts from friendship to careers, partners, and kids, Emilia becomes yet another load its members must shoulder.
In the playful spirit of FRANCES HA and MISTRESS AMERICA, prolific writer/director Ruth Caudeli’s SECOND STAR ON THE RIGHT dives into the deep end of “becoming a real human” in an age where everyone seems increasingly inauthentic.
Writer: Ruth Caudeli and Silvia Varón
Cast: Silvia Varón, Ximena Rodríguez, Alejandra Lara, Tatiana Rentería, Diana Wiswell, Andrés Jiménez, Lorena Castellanos, Justin Vahala, Gina Medina
Dir. Andrew Fuchs, USA, 2019, 0:09:20
Grace is a “normal” woman, or at least that’s what her partner Jack would like her to be. After he confides his fear that she might be attracted to women, Grace is unable to reassure him because, frankly, she doesn’t know.
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