Laura Astorga Carrera was born in San José, and grew up in Managua, Havana, San José, Miami and Frankfurt. She took various film courses in Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Cuba and Argentina. She directed the short film Ellas se aman (08). Red Princesses (13) is her feature debut.
A fresh, elegantly understated variation on such recent films as Clandestine Childhood and The Year My Parents Went on Vacation, Red Princesses is a sensitive, politically charged coming of age period film about the 11-year-old daughter of Sandinista activists struggling to find herself amidst uprooting, turmoil and secrets.
(Rating: All audiences)