Colombian title Second Star on the Right (Segunda estrella a la derecha), by Ruth Caudeli (Eva + Candela, 2017), completes our Line Up for the EFM 2019.
Second feature film from Caudeli, Second Star on the Right is produced by Ovella Blava Films and the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano.
Among the cast: Silvia Varón, Ximena Rodríguez, Alejandra Lara, Tatiana Rentería, Diana Wiswell, Andrés Jiménez, Lorena Castellano, Justin Vahala and Gina Medina.
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 Masters 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), 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 in her third feature, El cubo, and directing theater plays.