Country: Puerto Rico
Original Title: LA GRANJA
Running Time: 100min
Film Year: 2015
Category: Lexus Ibero American Feature Film Competition
Lucho is a young Puerto Rican boy. He is overweight and rides a bicycle—the picture of innocence. No one in his barrio suspects that he is a drug mule. Fausto, a former boxer, tirelessly trains his son Santito to become a fearsome fighter, monetizing his skills in the underground fighting scene so to pay off a hefty gambling debt. Ingrid works as a nurse, helping drug-addicted women give birth, but her dream is to have a child of her own.
Lucho’s sister’s addict boyfriend gets a crazy proposal: his dealer wants to have sex with his girlfriend and her friends in exchange for a year’s supply of drugs. This sordid agreement will set into motion a series of dramatic events, merging these otherwise discreet narratives and propelling The Farm toward its chilling climax.
Akin in structure and tenor to Alejandro González Iñarritu’s now-classic debut Amores Perros, Angel Manuel Soto’s feature debut is an electrifying portrayal of the hardships and hopelessness of life in modern Puerto Rico, a place where economic woes, perilous drugs and crude social dynamics coalesce, creating a tense environment that these characters will have to work hard to survive. – Andres Castillo
This film is also part of Jordan Alexander Ressler Screenwriting Competition.
This film is preceded by Stripper Wars.
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Director: Angel Manuel Soto
Producer: Adriana Franciscus
Music: Juan Covarrubias
Cinematographer: Sonnel Velázquez
Editor: Gabriel Coss