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Shorts in Competition: Student

North American Premiere

Puerto Rico | 21 MINUTES | Spanish |


Female Director(s)

A Puerto Rican saying haunts single women in their 30s: "If such a woman is not married by this time, she must be a slut, a lesbian, or a prude." This is the story of that woman. Gabi Padilla lives a life of pleasure and independence. But after her mother's unexpected death, she is forced to return to her rural hometown—a place where Gabi's sensual flair is not welcome.


Directed by Zoé Salicrup Junco

Zoé Salicrup Junco was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and graduated from NYU film school. She has collaborated in more than 15 short films as a writer, director, and producer, and completed the shorts Forgive & Forget and Pickpockets. GABI is her NYU thesis film at NYU.
Production Designer
Adam Abada, Isabel Gandia
Zoé Salicrup Junco
Agatha Kasprzyk, Orquesta el Macabeo
Sound Design
Anthony Jones
Zoé Salicrup Junco
Production Sound
Benjamin Berger
Director of Photography
Adam Newport Berra
Frank Dale Arroyo
Associate Producer
Amilcar Cariño Charlemagne
Zoé Salicrup Junco, Jane June
Primary Cast
Dalia Davi, Aris Mejías, Marisé Alvarez, Roy Sanchez-Vahamonde


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