Second Star on the Right


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Second Star on the Right.

Emilia is a 30-something bisexual woman who refuses to grow up as her female friends already did. Angélica, one of Emilia’s friends, is getting married. Her other friends, Clara and Renata, seem to have all their lives figured out: amazing jobs, family, kids… While Emilia is still living with her mother and trying to define her relationship with Mariana. She is also trying to survive as an actress and she teaches acting classes in a cheap school. She feels more comfortable with her students than with people of her same age. Her life will be even messier when she is fired from her job and she is forced to live a ‘standard’ life. Angélica’s bachelorette party would reveal that not only Emilia is unhappy with her life. We are all hiding what we really are.


Ruth Caudeli was born in Valencia, Spain. She has a Master in film directing from the renowned ESCAC film school and another in fiction for television from the Pompeu Fabra university. She studied audiovisual communication at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, where she won the award for excellence. She has written and directed the feature film EVA+CANDELA (2017) and Second Star on the Right (2019) is her second feature film. She has directed several short films, including Late (2010) and Porque no (2016), Between Walls (2017), Aquí no hay señal, marica (2018) or EVA minus CANDELA (2018), which were selected for and won awards at various international festivals. She directed commercials for recognized brand names at the production company Ovella Blava Films. She is a contributor to publications, such as Kinetoscope, and is a professor of film and television at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. She is currently working on her third and forth features: Leading Ladies and Losing Awa23.


  • Title
    Second Star on the Right
  • Rights
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    82′, b/w-col.

  • Director 
    Ruth Caudeli
  • Screenplay
    Ruth Caudeli,
    Silvia Varón
  • Editing
    Ruth Caudeli,
    Silvia Varón
  • Photography
    Andrés Botero,
    Alejandro Sandoval

  • Sound
    Daniel González
  • Cast
    Silvia Varón, Ximena Rodríguez,
    Alejandra Lara, Tatiana Rentería,
    Diana Wiswell, Andrés Jiménez,
    Lorena Castellanos, Justin Vahala,
    Gina Medina

  • Producer
    Sara Larrota
  • Executive Producers
    Silvia Varón,
    Ruth Caudeli
  • Production
    Ovella Blava Films,
    Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano

  • Wicked Queer Boston 2019
  • OUTshine Miami 2019
  • Cine Las Americas Austin 2019
  • Inside Out Toronto 2019
  • Mostra Fire! Barcelona 2019
  • Frameline San Francisco 2019
  • OutFest Los Angeles 2019
  • Jardin Film Festival Medellin 2019
  • North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Durham 2019
  • Columbia International Human Rights Film Festival 2019
  • Boston Women`s Film Festival 2019
  • Stockholm Cinema Queer 2019
  • NewFest New York 2019
  • Outflix Memphis 2019
  • Vinokino Turku & Helsinki 2019
  • Montreal Image + Nation 2019
  • El Lugar Sin Limites Quito 2019
  • Lesgaicinemad Madrid 2019
  • Mix Brasil Sao Paulo 2019
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival 2020
  • Des Images aux Mots Toulouse 2020
  • SANFICI Santander 2020
  • Cinépolis Calima Centro Comercial Bogotà 2020
  • San Diego Latino Film Festival 2020
  • Cine Tonalá Bogotá 2020
  • Cinemark Floresta Bogotá 2020
  • Royal Films San Martín Bogotá 2020
  • Cinemateca del Caribe Barranquilla 2020
  • MAMM Medellín 2020
  • Centro Colombo Americano Medellin 2020
  • Centro Niemeyer Avilés 2020
  • OUTstream Film Festival Charlotte 2020
  • AMOR Film Festival Santiago del Chile 2020 – Focus
  • Kyev Molodist International Film Festival 2020 – Sunny Bunny Competition
  • Out! Palma de Mallorca LGBT Film Festival 2020
  • Queer Screen Sydney 2020
  • TLV Fest Tel Aviv 2020 – Panorama
  • Préambulo San José Costa Rica 2021
  • Femme Revolution Film Festival Mexico City 2021
  • Cineteca Guadalajara FIGC 2021
  • Ciclo Cine Queer Madrid Sala Berlanga 2022
  • Artes de la calle Santa Fe de Antioquia 2022
  • TramaFest Medellin 2022 – Tribute to Ruth Caudeli

  • Wicked Queer Boston 2019 – Audience Award Special Mention
  • Sebastiane Latino Award 2019 – Nomination
  • Platino Awards 2021 – Candidate for Best Pictures, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Leading Actress, Best Non Leading Actress, Best Non Leading Actor, Best Editing, Best Sound
  • Platino Awards 2021 – Nomination for Best Non Leading Actress, Best Non Leading Actor
  • Macondo Awards 2021 – Nomination for Best Leading Actress, Best Non Leading Actress, Best Non Leading Actor, Best Original Song

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