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Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Angel Manuel Soto

Country: Puerto Rico
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
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

Cast: Amneris Morales, Jazmín Caratini, Yulianna Padilla, John García, Cesar Galíndez, Henry Osso, Marco Carlos Cintrón, José R. Colón

Angel Manuel Soto

Angel Manuel Soto was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico. He has made numerous short films, among them ”In The Privacy Of My Home” (2011), which screened at the Festival. The Farm (2015) is his feature directing and feature screenwriting debut.