Catalina Torres (Uruguay)

Catalina Torres graduated from the Andy Goldstein School of Creative Photography in Buenos Aires in 2019 and holds a B.A. in Documentary Film from the National University of San Martín. She is currently completing an M.A. in Photography and Society at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, Netherlands. Her audiovisual work seeks to explore the relationship between people and territory, with an emphasis on the shaping of identity and on gender issues and LGBT+ communities. In 2020 she wrote and directed the documentary short film Yo no elegí París, which tells the story of her neighbor, who had to go into exile in France at the time of the dictatorship in Uruguay, and which was selected for international festivals such as First-Time Filmmaker Sessions (United Kingdom) and the Austral International Film Festival (Argentina). Catalina is currently developing her first fiction feature film, Anoche creí que nadaba.

Anoche creí que nadabaAn intense heat wave sweeps through a seaside resort town in Uruguay. Vera and her grandmother Tere spend the last days of summer together, but this vacation is different. Tere insists on betting at the casino and gulping glasses of whiskey. As water becomes scarce and tourists leave town, what is not said begins to have the same effect as the heat: it suffocates and prevents sleep.