Title: Tal vez la próxima
English title: Maybe next time
Logline: Following an absence of seven years, Maite returns home to deal with her father’s estate, when she meets with her estranged best friend Juana, who makes her face their past and talk about their unresolved issues.
Length: 11 minutes
Director: Delfina Jaureguialzo
Producer: Santiago Mouriño
About the director and producer:
Delfina Jaureguialzo is a writer, director and editor based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Santiago Mouriño is a producer and cinematographer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Looking for (producers, sales agents, buyers, distributors, film festival directors, journalists): buyers, distributors, film festival programmers, journalists.
Funders: Self financed
Release date: TBD
Congratulations! Why did you make your film?
When I finished writing the script for my first feature I knew it would be awhile before it could go into production, so I decided I should make a short film first. It had been some time since I last directed and I knew I had to get back in the game with something smaller before I dived into the production of a much longer film.
Imagine I’m a member of the audience. Why should I watch this film?
Tal vez la próxima (Maybe next time) is a story about friendship in adulthood and how one person's quest for intimacy can be another person's violation of boundaries.
True friendship means different things to different people, and I wanted to explore how this works between two women who have known each other for a long time but still have unresolved issues. I think it is interesting how lack of communication plays an important role in our relationships nowadays.
The inception of this film is also born from my personal need to see these kind of stories reflected in the big screen. It is hard to come across a good film about friendship but it is even harder to find stories about female friendship.
My intention was to create a moving short film about two friends who love each other but, given life circumstances, weren’t always able to express their feelings in a healthy way. I think many people can relate to the relationship Juana and Maite portray on the screen.
How do personal and universal themes work in your film?
Everybody has had a friend and many of us have experienced conflicts with a friend. So I feel that this film, that captures just a moment in the life of these two particular friends, shows a universal aspect of friendship that everyone can relate to on a personal level.
How have the script and film evolved over the course of their development and production?
The script had a number of rewrites during pre-production and it evolved even more when I started working with the actresses. They contributed a great deal in the shaping of the characters and in the whole story as well.
I’ve known Alexia Moyano (Maite) for a few years and I was looking forward to work with her. When she read the script for the first time, she immediately suggested Malena Solda (Juana) for her counterpart. Malena, besides being a great actress, is a good friend of hers. Although their relationship has nothing to do with the one on the script, I thought it was an exceptional starting point to work with.
I think that in the long run their friendship reflects well on the affection the characters have for each other in the film.
But the last version of the script was written during post-production. Once the shooting was over, I handled the footage to Laura Bua, an accomplished editor who I was very lucky to work with. She brought a lot experience to the table and a much needed fresh air. Being an editor myself, I couldn’t help myself and we ended up co-editing the film which was an enriching experience.
What type of feedback have you received so far?
Since the short film hasn’t been released yet, and it is just starting its festival round, I haven’t received much feedback yet. But I’m really looking forward to it!
What are you looking to achieve by having your film more visible on www.wearemovingstories.com?
I’m hoping to get more for visibility for the project and that more people can get to know the work of all the talented people that participated in the production of this short film.
Who do you need to come on board (producers, sales agents, buyers, distributors, film festival directors, journalists) to amplify this film’s message?
I wish that it could be shown to festival programmers so that the film can reach more people in different parts of the world.
What type of impact and/or reception would you like this film to have?
First I hope it could work as a catharsis for people with similar experiences, but most importantly I wish this kind of work can be an inspiration so that more women share their stories on the big screen.
What’s a key question that will help spark a debate or begin a conversation about this film?
Are we willing to put the past behind in order to save a relationship?
What are the key creatives developing or working on now?
Currently I’m working on my first feature, Broken News, seeking the funds needed for the production. If you want to see more of my current work please visit: www.los400cortes.com.ar