Juan Garrafa (Mexico)
2023 Taller de Líneas Argumentales
Juan Garrafa has a degree in Graphic Design with a focus on audiovisual production from the Universidad del Valle de México (UVM). He holds Master’s Degree in Film Production Design from the European University of Madrid (UEM) and a Master’s Degree in Animation from the CEV Audiovisual School in Madrid. In Mexico, he specialized in Production, Directing and Post-Production at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC), the SAE Institute, the Mexican Association of Independent Filmmakers (AMCI) and the National School of Film Arts (ENAC). Juan received the support from the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) for short film production and post-production by region 2021/2022, for the documentary project Plataneros. He also received the support from the Stimulus Program for Creation and Artistic Development (PECDA) of Mexico in 2021 for writing the script of the fiction feature film Manglar, la llegada al bosque de agua. His short film N.O.R.A. was awarded Best Science Fiction Short Film at the PopCon Film Festival in Indianapolis and the French Riviera Film Festival in Cannes, where it also won the Audience Award.
Hasta luego (À tout à l’heure) — Lucía arrived from France 26 years ago and now lives with her son Tomás in a cocoa-growing village in southern Mexico. After many years of not visiting her parents, she travels to a salt village on the French Atlantic coast and realizes the passage of time. Upon her return to the hacienda in Mexico, she discovers that her plantations are in the process of being seized. After the news of her father’s recent death, Lucía and Tomás search for the proper meaning of legacy and unfulfilled desires, between cocoa and the salt.