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Intimidades de Shakespeare y Victor Hugo (Shakespeare and Victor Hugo's Private Matters)
Yulene Olaizola
Mexico, 2008
35mm | 80min. | Colour | VOSI
Production: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, ([email protected])

Photography: Yulene Olaizola, Rubén Imaz
Editor: Yulene Olaizola
Screenplay: Yulene Olaizola
Music: Emiliano Motta, Emiliano Gonzalez de León
Actors: Rosa Elena Carbajal, Florencia Vega Moctezuma
Rosa Carbajal's lodging house at the corner of Shakespeare and Victor Hugo streets in Mexico City hides an intimate and passionate story. Twenty years ago Rosa met Jorge Riosse, a young tenant who became her closest friend. For eight years he made an indelible mark on everyone he met, but after his sudden death some dark features emerged. Intimidades de Shakespeare y Victor Hugo offers an insightful sketch of two lonely characters who, in spite of themselves, become strangely entwined.
Premio del Publico, Mejor Documental, Premio FIPRESCI - FICCO 2008