SUNSTROKES

SUNSTROKES

Argentina 2014

Directed by: Gustavo Taretto
Comedy

Buenos Aires, 1995: Sol, Vicky, Karina, Valeria, Lala and Flor are friends who met at salsa class. They share the dream of travelling to the Caribbean – spending 15 days in Cuba is their life goal. But the reality in which they live is uncertain and difficult. They’re on the sidelines of the neoliberal system that defined that decade. Sol works at a Kodak Express lab and occasionally steals customers’ pictures so she can study them alone. Vicky is a hairdresser with a different boyfriend every month. Karina suspiciously combines psychology with alternative therapies. Valeria works for a taxi service and is going through a traumatic breakup. Flor is a PR girl who once dreamed of becoming a stewardess. Lala is the newest addition – she brings optimism and music to the group.

The highly anticipated salsa contest is on the last Saturday of the year and sunbathing is part of their own personal “warm-up ceremony” – they want to look stunning! As the hours pass, they ramble on, covering subjects as diverse as rootlessness, capitalism, communism, forgotten dreams and relationships. Recalling their dream of going to Cuba, they cling onto the possibility of winning the prize – it might be their only chance of getting closer to achieving their goal. Fatigue, lack of food, dehydration, heat and alcohol turn their dream into an obsession.

 

CAST:  

Flor: Carla Peterson | Lala: Luisana Lopilato | Valeria: Marina Bellati | Karina: Elisa Carricajo | Sol: Maricel Alvarez | Vicky: Violeta Urtizberea

 

CREW: 

Director: Gustavo Taretto 

Script: Gustavo Taretto, Gabriela García 

Producers: Natacha Cervi, Hernán Musaluppi 

Co-Producers: Hans W. Geißendörfer, Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Juan Pablo Galli, Juan Vera, Alejandro Cacetta 

D.o.P.: Leandro Martínez 

Editor: Pablo Mari 

Music: Gabriel Chwojnik 

Sound Design: Catriel Vildosola

Art Direction: Luciana Quartaruolo, Romeo Fasce 

Costume Design: Flavia Gaitán

Distributor: Real Fiction