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Carmín is a teenager who lives in Barranquitas, a mountainous village in the center of Puerto Rico, with her tough and conservative grandmother, Gloria. The woman hates Carmin and longs for the return of her son, Carmin’s father Ruben. Carmín dreams of moving to the city, San Juan, with her mother but she just got remarried and is leaving for the US without her. Then, the arrival of her father after long years in prison eases Carmín’s profound sadness. Initially, Carmín doesn’t like the charming newcomer, but father and daughter slowly become close. The relationship with him, however, brings its own ambiguousness and complexities.

Original Title Antes que cante el gallo
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +16
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 98'
Production Year 2016
Nationality Puerto Rico
Directed by Arí Maniel Cruz
Screenplay Kisha Tikina Burgos
Director of photography Santiago Benet Mari
Editor Andrei Nemcik
Production Design Mayna Magruder
Costume Design Suzanne Krim
Music Eduardo Capra "Visitante", Sound, José Eli Pérez
Main cast Miranda Purcell (Carmìn)
Cordelia Gonzalez (Gloria)
Kisha Tikina Burgos (Doris)
José Eugenio Hernandez (Ruben)
Yamil Collazo (Tony)
Isadora Lee Cintròn (Nilda)
Lliana Garcia (Francisca)
Israel Lugo (Eliott)
Produced by Kisha Tikina Burgos, Andrei Nemcik, Tristana Robles, Arí Maniel Cruz
Trailer bHm-Bp5JNAI

--- regista --- arí maniel cruzArí Maniel Cruz
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 1978. His career began in 2004 producing TV Films and cultural shows for Puerto Rico’s Public TV Network (WIPR). He arrived in New York City on 2007 and found his place at VME, a US national public television network in Spanish, where he worked as TV host and producer. In New York, he directed and produced the feature film UNDER MY NAILS (2012) winner of various international film festival awards and participated in festivals all across the world. Back in Puerto Rico, he directed the play La memoria de los elefantes (2013, The Elephants Memory), the films ANTES QUE CANTE EL GALLO (2016, BEFORE THE ROOSTER CROWS) and ¿QUIÉN ERES TÚ? (WHO ARE YOU?, 2017).

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