So far is an Ecuadorian film, directed by Tania Hermida, which tells the story of Esperanza, a Spanish tourist who arrives in Ecuador with the intention of getting to know the country. Teresa, an Ecuadorian student who introduces herself as Sadness, joins her as she waits to meet the boy she loves on the road. Hitchhiking, in the middle of a national strike, alone or in the company of other people, the two will embark on a unique journey in which they will get to know as much about each other as about the country that surrounds them. And above all, of themselves.
the opening of So far shows us its two main characters, Hope, Tania Martinez, and Sadness, Cecilia Vallejo. Both met when the Spanish tourist Hope coincides on the same bus as Sadness going to the Ecuadorian city of Bowl.
Barcelona is on vacation to discover the country while Sadness she is going to look for her boyfriend Daniel Soon the plot is complicated by a general strike that blocks the roads and they must continue hitchhiking. Here’s the director’s script Tania hermida develops the journey by tormenting it with incidents.
Classic genre film from road movie where the main role is the influence of the trip on its protagonists. Spanish tourists and Ecuadorians will travel across the country with very different backgrounds and expectations.
A good photo of Armando Salazar it recreates the beautiful landscapes of the Central American country. It shows us the places they pass through and the idiosyncrasies of its inhabitants.
The illusory intentions of Hope know Ecuador on vacation they live with the dreaded meeting of Sadness with her boyfriend who tries to avoid her.
The screenwriter configures these two antagonistic characters with their personalities symbolized in their own names. The long accidental journey is smoothed by the composer’s music Nelson Garcia. popular music themes from Hector Neapolitan, Sergio and Santiago Mejía, Placeholder image by Carlos Ortiz Cobos and Miguel Seville between others.
The interesting emerging cinema of young Latino directors
The simple but well-constructed script introduces new characters throughout the two girls’ journey. In this way, it shows their different personalities and ways of reacting. An expressively narrated sequence is the meeting and journey shared with journalists from an Ecuadorian television.
Children leading herds of sheep portray early childhood doomed to work to help the family. Like the small shoeshine boy at the Rodoviária and the street vendors. Film Anthropology of the Director Tania hermida graduated in San Antonio de los Baños International Film and Television School (EICTV, Cuba). In 2011 he wrote the script and directed in the name of the daughter, currently working on post-production for his next unreleased film The invention of species.
So far brings together the two personalities of Hope and Sadness that they are trusting their intimacies. Good character analysis developed by the screenwriter in successive sequences. As it also shows in the direction of both the main and secondary characters, extracting their psychological cores. Small incidents and details that mark the sensitivity of the screenwriter’s observer and also of the director.
Tania hermida, born in the Ecuadorian city of Bowl show your country through careful locations of the mountainous interior of Quito all the way south to your hometown. He doesn’t stop showing us in passing the Andes nor the coastal area of Ecuador.
So far he makes a simple film, low budget and psychological depth. This shows how the emerging cinematographies of young directors from developing countries are often very interesting.
In your study of protagonists Tania hermida presents in its final part Jesus, Pancho Aguirre, also called “The goat” and “the lame devil”. Incorporate this third main character into the script to highlight the spiritual quest. Jesus Heads up Bowl take her grandmother’s ashes to the memorial service.
New well-constructed sequences to develop different relationships and complicity with this new traveler. Jesus He is a unique man who, as soon as he evokes Don Quixote as it shares juicy aphorisms.
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New locks are found due to workers’ demands. This forces the necessary detours to reach Bowl divert to the coastal zone. Furthermore, it serves as a means to keep introducing new characters on your way.
The trip shows the emotional swings of Sadness as the dreaded date with her boyfriend approaches.
The proper editing assembly by Ivan Mora Manzano Makes the natural sequence setup without fuss. So we go from the beginning of one to the other with total spontaneity.
Tania hermida to dedicate So far as a tribute to your grandfather Cease, poet and traveller. Undoubtedly, a grateful tribute that in turn served as the inspiration for this simple but beautiful film.
So far It is a recommended film for anyone looking to see human stories in cinema. The screenwriter and director Tania hermida weaves very diverse characters in the central plot of the journey of Hope and Sadness. At the same time, the two young women’s mutual knowledge is deepened along their journey.
The Spanish worker in a travel agency in Barcelona travel through Ecuador knowing its inhabitants’ landscapes and idiosyncrasies. The Ecuadorian tests herself on the dreaded trip to meet her boyfriend.
Their different attitudes towards themselves make them experience the incidents of the trip very differently.
We can feel reflected in some of the characters on this journey that is life itself.
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