Directed by Leticia Tonos
(Dominican Republic/Spain, 2018, digital, in Spanish with English subtitles)

Introduced by author Rachel Afi Quinn, University of Houston*

This romantic comedy focuses on Juanita, a Dominican living in Spain who begins a relationship with Mariano, a much-older Spanish farmer. On a trip to Santo Domingo to visit Juanita’s family for Christmas, they discover that love can be tricky.

*Rachel Afi Quinn selected Juanita for its resonance with her book Being La Dominicana: Race and Identity in the Visual Culture of Santo Domingo. Signed copies are available for purchase at this event. She is associate professor of comparative cultural studies and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at the University of Houston.

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The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.


Directed by Leticia Tonos
(Dominican Republic/Spain, 2018, 95 minutes, in Spanish)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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