The Remittances / Las Remesas

country, year

Spain/El Salvador, 2009

genre

short experimental

running time

4′

directed by

Juan Carrascal Ynigo

language

Spanish

subtitles

English

synopsis

Angelita is a Salvadoran woman who lives in USA. She works as a cleaner in a restaurant, lives in a van and each month sends remittances for helping her family in El Salvador with the money she earns looking for bottles and cans into the trash.

about the author

Juan Carrascal (Valladolid, 1979) studied Sociology at the University of Salamanca and he obtained a diploma on Editing by the University of Madrid. After a successful career as a short filmmaker, he premiered his first feature film at the Seminci in Valladolid in 2008. 15/03/09 La última ofensiva was a documentary about the first left-wing government in El Salvador after the civil war. In 2007, he founded TRAPPER JOHN together with two friends.

Filmography: Stand and Deliver (La bolsa o la vida, 2012), El Maná (2010), 15/03/09 La última ofensiva (2009), Súbete aquí y pedalea (2009), Típicas razones para no ir a Murcia (2009), Las Remesas (2009), Lo que hicimos mañana (2008), La bolita: la verdadera historia (2008), La bolita: el cortometraje (2008), La noche pintaba bien (2007), Abuela Notición (2007).