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Directed by Marlén Ríos-Farjat

Narrative Short
Mexico | 10 min | 2016

Rosario sees her days go by as caregiver for her ill husband. Silently, she bears the burden of a marriage that has dried up. No one in her family knows how she feels; everyone keeps up appearances. But a struggle has begun between her duty and her own desires.

Rosario - Marlén Ríos-Farjat, Director

Marlén Ríos-Farjat

Marlén Ríos-Farjat was born in Mexico City, on March 2nd, 1984. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, which allowed her to fund her artistic endeavors before enrolling at Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica (CCC). Also, she has finished her Master in Film Editing at the Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC) in Terrassa, Spain. She is currently based in Mexico City, where she works as a film director, editor and script supervisor. And as a senior student at CCC, she is pre-producing her thesis film.

Rosario Movie Poster - Marlen Rios Farjat, Director

Film Information

Director: Marlén Ríos-Farjat
Country: Mexico
Year: 2016
Language: Spanish, English Subtitles
Runtime:  10 min
Rated: PG 13


Producer: Mayra Chávez
Writer: Marlén Ríos-Farjat
Cinematographer/DP: Ignacio Miguel Ortiz
Music: Charly Daniels

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