You and Me

(Tú y yo )
Oriol Estrada, Natalia Cabral | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

2014 | 87 minutes | Dominican Republic

The Mrs., a 70-year-old widow, and Aridia, her young maid, live in isolation in a house in Santo Domingo where domestic chores keep them occupied.


The Mrs., a 70-year-old widow, and Aridia, her young maid, live in isolation in a house in Santo Domingo where domestic chores keep them occupied. Their relationship is tense, but at the end of the day, they know they only have each other.

Bonds of friendship and the complex power dynamics embedded within them are revealed through the daily travails of the two women as they struggle to keep the house in order. The film’s static, one-take style allows conversations to unfold with candor and without interrupting the comic verbal polyrhythms of Caribbean bochinche.


“Suggestive cinema about power relations and loneliness” The Hollywood Reporter“Sugerente película sobre las relaciones de poder y la soledad” - The Hollywood Reporter

“A claustrophobic chamber massacre piece that recalls a Fassbinderian exercise in domination and submission.” - Giona A. Nazzaro, Visions du Réel

“A moving, closely observed portrait of the complex relationship between two women
that goes beyond merely employer and employee” - Trinidad +Tobago Film Festival

“Understated approach to the contradictory heart of a society renowned for its warmth and openness, but racked by deep divisions of class and race” - Remezcla Magazine

Main credits

Cabral, Natalia (film director)
Cabral, Natalia (screenwriter)
Cabral, Natalia (film producer)
Estrada, Oriol (film director)
Estrada, Oriol (screenwriter)

Other credits

Cinematography and editing, Oriol Estrada.

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International Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias - Special Jury Prize; Tobago Film Festival - Best Documentary; RDOC International Documentary Film Festival - Best Feature Dominican Documentary Award; Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam; Festival Régional et International du Cinéma de Guadaloupe FEMI; FICBAQ Barranquilla International Film Festival; Havana Film Festival in New York; Dominican Film Festival in New York

DIRECTOR: Oriol Estrada, Natalia Cabral

NATIONALITY: Dominican Republic

YEAR: 2014

GENRE: Documentary, Comedy, Drama


COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School, High School, College, Adult



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