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La Ráfaga (The Gust)

La Ráfaga (The Gust)

La Ráfaga (The Gust)

Film Type: Long Short
Genres: Drama
Runtime: 30 minutes

Weeks after Hurricane María devastated Puerto Rico, a lonely middle-aged man finds himself obsessing with his neighbor, a young closeted and tormented athlete who insistently pursues his attention. The movie deals with fragility issues of living in a forgotten paradise, in the world's oldest colony, still half-torn, half-supported, with half-citizens, half-gods, and half-demons.

Semanas después del paso del huracán María por Puerto Rico, un hombre mayor que vive en soledad se obsesiona con su joven vecino, un atormentado atleta en el "closet" que lo busca con insistencia. La película revela temas sobre la fragilidad de sobrevivir en una isla semi-destrozada, con apoyo a medias a sus semi-ciudadanos, que habitan en lo que aun es la colonia más antigua y que una vez fuera el paraíso.

Director Biography
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Edgar is a UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television alumni. During his years as an actor, Edgar has worked with several theater companies across the USA, including LATEA in NY and the Denver Center Theater Company. He has written and directed a couple of television series in PR, premiered several spanish language versions of well-known theater pieces and most recently directed the awaited revival of the classic Latin American musical La Verdadera Historia de Pedro Navaja, as well as the first bilingual version of Lisa Loomer's Living Out (Casa Ajena). As a writer, in 2016 Edgar received the IBEREX, a Spain Education and Culture Ministry Grant to become part of the Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid and worked with IBERMEDIA to develop a full-length script (Lovely) about political corruption and human trafficking in the Caribbean.

Credits

Director / Writer - Edgar Garcia

Producer - Luisa Buitrago

Producer - Vanesa Tamayo

Producer - Leena Pendharkar

Key Cast

Hector Enrique Rodriguez - “Rafa”
Edgar Garcia - “Adrian”
Jafet Ortiz - “Sheily”
Guillermo Diaz - “Grecia”
Jaffette Ortiz - “Tizne”

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