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Tiempo de Lluvia (In Times of Rain)

Itandehui Jansen (Mixtec)
Mexico | 2018 | 88 min | Spanish / Mixtec with English Subtitles | Narrative Feature | Canadian Premiere

Thu Oct 18 9:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2

Part of Tiempo de Lluvia

In her first narrative feature film, director Itandehui Jansen tells a powerful story of economic migration between rural and urban Mexico. Soledad is a matriarch and traditional healer whose daughter Adele left their village to work in Mexico City leaving behind her infant son. Years later, Soledad and her grandson Jose share a strong bond rooted in their love of culture and land. As she continues to pass on her knowledge and teachings to him, she receives an unexpected call that her daughter is getting married and intends for Jose to join them in the city. Fearing an uncertain future for them both, Soledad struggles to cope with her impending heartbreak as she awaits her daughter’s return.

Born in Oaxaca, Itandehui Jansen moved from Mexico to the Netherlands and studied documentary at the Film Academy in Amsterdam. Her work has screened internationally in Amsterdam, the International Film Festival in Morelia, Guadalajara International Film Festival and many others. Her short dramas The Last Council and Alma & Esperanza won several awards and screened at imagineNATIVE.