Based on interviews conducted with women over 65 years of age in Miami, Puerto Rico and Montréal, Retiro is a cinematic documentary and performance project that melds the autobiographical with the surreal and imaginary, focusing on reconstructing memories of the participating women’s lives through film, while simultaneously exploring the concepts of the volatility of time, the reconstruction of memories, and the aging process in women. While the first part of the project is documentary based, the second part consists of “video portraits” developed in collaborations with the participants. These portraits aim to construct a memory of these women’s life through film , focusing on the act of remembering, their lives in the present and their perspective on their future.

It was developed as part of a production residency at the Fonderie Darling in Montréal, Québec and produced with the help of the Miami Film Development Project.




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