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Juanicas

Working Title:“Juanicas”

México / Canadá · Work in Progress · Color · 80'

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Karina García Casanova
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Juanicas es un retrato íntimo de una familia de inmigrantes mexicanos. Durante 10 años la directora Karina García Casanova documenta la compleja relación que lleva con su madre y su hermano, ambos diagnosticados con trastorno bipolar. El proceso de filmación comienza cuando Juan regresa a Canadá luego de haber estado recluido varios años en México. Al principio el hecho de filmar parecería acercar a la familia, pero luego viejos patrones de comportamiento resurgen. A medida que la condición de Juan empeora, el espectador es llevado por un viaje tan conmovedor como revelador.

Juanicas is an intimate portrait of Mexican immigrant family affected by mental illness. Using material shot over almost 10 years, filmmaker Karina Garcia Casanova documents her complex relationship with her mother and brother, both suffering from bipolar disorder. She starts filming when Juan, her brother returns to live in Canada after several years in Mexico. At first the camera provides a distance that helps them reconnect with each other, but soon old patterns returns. As her brother’s downward spiral unravels, the viewer is taken on a journey as heart-wrenching as it is illuminating.

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Karina García Casanova

 

Karina García Casanova es una directora de origen mexicano, radicada en Montreal, Canadá. Sus cortometrajes galardonados (The Great Thinkers, Disown Delete), han sido proyectados en numerosos festivales. Actualmente se encuentra realizando y editando Juanicas, su primer largometraje documental con una de las productoras más exitosas de Canadá, EyeSteelFilm (Up the Yangtze, Last Train Home, SPIT.

Karina Garcia Casanova is a Mexican born filmmaker based in Montreal, Canada. Her award winning short films (The Great Thinkers, Disown Delete) have been broadcast and shown in numerous films festivals. She is currently directing and editing Juanicas, her first feature documentary with EyeSteelFilm, one of Canada's leading production companies (Up the Yangtze, Last Train Home, SPIT).