A quiet middle class world of good intentions begins to crumble when fourteen-year-old Miriam meets her internet boyfriend. While her family and friends prepare for her a traditional fifteen birthday party, Miriam doesn’t know how to explain that her boyfriend is black.
Festivals & Awards
Chicago International Film Festival: Official Selection, New Director’s Comeptition
Gijón International Film Festival: Winner, ALMA Award
40th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema of Havana: Sara Gómez Award
Huelva Latin American Film Festival: Winner, Cima Award (Amanda Villavieja); Winner, Golden Colon Best Film
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Special Jury Mention; Official Selection, Crystal Globe
Palm Springs International Film Festival: Official Selection, Cine Latino Award
São Paulo International Film Festival: Official Selection, New Director’s Competition
Natalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada are award-winning filmmakers whose work live on the borderlines of fiction and nonfiction. Their debut documentary film “You and Me” premiered at Visions du Réel and won several awards at Cartagena IFF, Trinidad & Tobago IFF, Havana IFF, among others. Their second documentary “Site of Sites” premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and was part of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Neighboring Scenes Showcase. “Site of Sites” was listed as one of the 35 best Latin American Films of 2017 by Cinema Tropical. Graduates of the prestigious EICTV Cuban Film School, Natalia and Oriol found Faula Films in 2012 in order to provide a creative platform for the development and co-production of independent filmmaking in Dominican Republic. “Miriam Lies” is their first fiction film, coproduced with Spanish arthouse production company Mallerich Films Paco Poch.