festival program / Knight Marimbas Award



AL stands for Alba and Alfredo, E for Ernesto and LI for Lilian. The initials of everyone conform the sign that hangs at the entrance of the family beach house: Alelí. Of everyone except Silvana, who was born late. With the death of Alfredo, the patriarch, and the imminent need to sell the beach house, the hidden bitterness between the siblings is exposed in full force.

With unforgettable performances from Néstor Guzzini (Home Team, Another Story of the World) and Mirella Pascual (Whisky, A Twelve Year Night), Alelí is an absurdly hilarious and beautiful black comedy with a dysfunctional family at its center; a family that seems willing to set everything on fire.

This screening is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and sponsored by FlixLatino and ViendoMovies Available with Xfinity.

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Director Bio

Leticia Jorge is a director, writer and producer. Her feature debut, So Much Water (13), co-directed with Ana Guevara, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and was the winner of Knight Ibero-American Feature Film Competition and the Jordan Ressler Screenwriting Competition at the 2013 Miami Film Festival. Alelí (19) is her sophomore feature film.

Cast & Credits

  • Director(s)
    Leticia Jorge Romero
  • Producer(s)
    Agustina Chiarino, Fernando Epstein, Ana Guevara, Leticia Jorge Romero
  • Screenwriter(s)
    Ana Guevara Pose, Leticia Jorge Romero
  • Cinematographer(s)
    Lucio Bonelli
  • Composer
    Stefano Mascardi, Santiago Pedroncini, Maximiliano Silveira
  • Cast
    Néstor Guzzini, Mirella Pascual, Cristina Morán, Romina Peluffo, Laila Reyes Silberberg, Pablo Tate

Film Info

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  • Country
    Uruguay, Argentina
  • Run-Time
    88 min
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