Lucia and her brother Andres were inseparable until he left her alone at a most challenging time. Now estranged for two years, Andres reaches out to Lucia on his wedding day only to be tragically killed on his way to confront her.
Shocked by his sudden passing and racked with grief and regret, Lucia falls into a spiral of despair. With an unsupportive husband who is more obsessed with his career than helping his grieving wife, Lucia finds herself drawn to Marina, her late brother’s fiancée. The two women bond over their shared grief, recalling stories of the man they both loved. As they do, their connection grows deeper and feelings neither expected spring to the surface.
With scenes of gothic and magic realism used as a conduit for Lucia’s grief, a dollop of adorableness and a dash of downright sexiness as you watch the two women fall in love, The Firefly is one of the highlights of this year’s festival.
Featuring two stunning lead actresses, this Colombian feature is engaging and evocative as it shows that the light at the end of the tunnel really could be the thing you least expect.
Dates & Times:
Saturday 2 April 6pm
Original Title: La Luciernaga
Director: Ana Maria Hermida
Language: Spanish with Subtitles