El Cielo de Los Ratones (Mice Heaven)| 18mins
Director: Carla Cavina | Producer: Feddy Marrero
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Puerto Rico
Mice have taken over the household. Its silence is thick with words unspoken. A mother, a child and a lover are pulled together and pushed apart by their love and soon find themselves trapped in a labyrinth of listlessness. Laura, a professional archeologist lost in an existential crisis, renounces everything, and watches her life hit a dead end. Unemployed and exhausted by the load of childrearing, she wastes away the days in front of the television. Mara, her lover, is hard hit by Lauraâ€™s passiveness and tries to make her react. But depression has turned their relationship into a breeding ground for mice as Laura refuses to stare reality in the face. Mara, unsettled by Lauraâ€™s indolence, and in an attempt to foster a healthier environment for Claudia, decides to â€œchase away their problemsâ€ and confronts the mice in an instinctive and animalistic fight over territory.