Corderas

Synopsis

Based on a true event, Corderas is film about sisterhood and the strain of physical distance from a loved one, and growing pains.

Review

3/5
An experimental drama that takes an intimate look into sisterhood.
Written and directed by Bella Grace Cordero, ‘Corderas’ is a short experimental drama film that takes an intimate look at the close relationship between two sisters. Based on real life events, the cast consists of Bella Grace Cordero and her real-life sister Olivia Joy Cordero. The two sisters portray a dramatized version of themselves that rewards viewers a fly-on-the-wall narrative about nostalgia and family separation. Filmed partially in English and Spanish, the drama is shot in 35mm film which gifts the audience a rich cinematic experience.

The 10-minute film opens with Bella and Olivia arriving from an undisclosed international trip. The entire film doesn’t follow a clear-cut narrative, which may cause viewer confusion. It does offer glimpses into their personal lives, with small-talk about childhood nostalgia and family life. The audience should expect multiple scenes of uneventful action, which aids the experimental tone. Despite have a shallow narrative, the film is a beautiful watch that feels deeply personal and intimate.

Corderas Short Film
Bella Grace Cordero has created a film that is essentially a dramatized documentary. The use of 35mm filming techniques enhances a traditional cinematic tone, and although gorgeous to look at it, it doesn’t quite help fit the film into a precise genre. Bella and Olivia are endearing to watch from the get go, particularly whilst reminiscing about the past. ‘Corderas’ is a charming film about sisterhood and unconditional love.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Bella Grace Cordero
Writer(s): Bella Grace Cordero
Cast: Bella Grace Cordero, Juan Ramone Cordero, Olivia Joy Cordero
Producer(s): Bella Grace Cordero
Director of Photography: Bella Grace Cordero
Editor(s): Bella Grace Cordero
Animation:
Sound: Bella Grace Cordero,Jordi Christian Cordero,Oz Stremel Overshiner
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifications

Genre: Drama, Experimental
Subjects: Aging, Childhood, Coming-of-age, Father and Daughter, Grandparents, Health, Loneliness, Love, Siblings, Sisterhood
Country: United States
Language: English, Spanish
Year: 2022
Publication Date:

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Bella Grace Cordero
Writer(s): Bella Grace Cordero
Cast: Bella Grace Cordero, Juan Ramone Cordero, Olivia Joy Cordero
Producer(s): Bella Grace Cordero
Director of Photography: Bella Grace Cordero
Editor(s): Bella Grace Cordero
Animation:
Sound: Bella Grace Cordero,Jordi Christian Cordero,Oz Stremel Overshiner
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Drama, Experimental
Subjects: Aging, Childhood, Coming-of-age, Father and Daughter, Grandparents, Health, Loneliness, Love, Siblings, Sisterhood
Country: United States
Language: English, Spanish
Year: 2022

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Corderas

Synopsis

Based on a true event, Corderas is film about sisterhood and the strain of physical distance from a loved one, and growing pains.

Review

An experimental drama that takes an intimate look into sisterhood.

3/5
Written and directed by Bella Grace Cordero, ‘Corderas’ is a short experimental drama film that takes an intimate look at the close relationship between two sisters. Based on real life events, the cast consists of Bella Grace Cordero and her real-life sister Olivia Joy Cordero. The two sisters portray a dramatized version of themselves that rewards viewers a fly-on-the-wall narrative about nostalgia and family separation. Filmed partially in English and Spanish, the drama is shot in 35mm film which gifts the audience a rich cinematic experience.

The 10-minute film opens with Bella and Olivia arriving from an undisclosed international trip. The entire film doesn’t follow a clear-cut narrative, which may cause viewer confusion. It does offer glimpses into their personal lives, with small-talk about childhood nostalgia and family life. The audience should expect multiple scenes of uneventful action, which aids the experimental tone. Despite have a shallow narrative, the film is a beautiful watch that feels deeply personal and intimate.

Corderas Short Film
Bella Grace Cordero has created a film that is essentially a dramatized documentary. The use of 35mm filming techniques enhances a traditional cinematic tone, and although gorgeous to look at it, it doesn’t quite help fit the film into a precise genre. Bella and Olivia are endearing to watch from the get go, particularly whilst reminiscing about the past. ‘Corderas’ is a charming film about sisterhood and unconditional love.

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