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Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Mind the Gap
Country:Costa Rica
Running Time:72 min
Director:Paz Fábrega
Producer:Paz Fábrega
Kattia González
Screenwriter:Paz Fábrega
Cinematographer:Paz Fábrega
Esteban Chinchilla
Editor:Paz Fábrega
Sebastián Sepúlveda
Cast:Kattia Gonzalez
Fernando Bolaños
Print Source:FiGa Films
Note Writer:David Fear


After 20-somethings Pedro (Fernando Bolaños) and Lucia (Kattia González) meet cute on the stairs of a costume partyhe’s in a bear suit; she’s in schoolgirl overallsthe twosome spend the night together. The next morning, they impulsively decide to go on a camping trip; since he’s heading out to work at a remote biological research facility and she’s leaving the country, this may be the last chance they have to get to know each other. Filmmaker Paz Fábrega’s romantic character study is like a Costa Rican Before Sunrise: The longer this couple muses about their dreams, desires, and how much this chance encounter has dinged their emotional defense systems, the downright sexier this film gets. Between its gorgeous black-and-white cinematography and the leads’ breezy chemistry, this modest little gem of a movie packs more beauty, melancholy, and body heat into its 70-minute running time than most films twice its length.

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Co-presented by Latino Council and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Additional Information

Paz Fábrega studied communications at the University of Costa Rica and photography at the Colegio Universitario de Alajuela and earned an MA at the London Film School in 2005. Her graduation film, Temporal, has been in competition at many festivals and received the Grand Prix at the Biarritz Film Festival. She was selected for the scriptwriting residency program at the Binger Filmlab, where she wrote the script for her first feature film, Agua Fría de Mar, which premiered in Rotterdam in 2010 and won the Tiger Award. Her next film, Todos Nosotros, was selected by the Cannes Cinéfondation, where she was part of its residence for development. In 2006 she established her production company, Temporal Films, in Costa Rica, where she currently resides.