Canada / 2022
Two women from Colombia and one woman from Mexico today live in Canada. They tell filmmaker Lina Rodriguez, herself from Colombia and based in Toronto, why they emigrated and what they experienced, how they learned English, what they found easy and what they still find difficult today. Their nuanced, open accounts structure Rodriguez’ film MIS DOS VOCES in voiceover. The fact that we hardly see their faces and bodies gives what they say even greater presence; it’s only in the last scenes that Ana Garay Kostic, Claudia Montoya and Marinela Piedrahita finally appear on screen.
Before this, the Super 16mm images concentrate on details, everyday surroundings and isolated body parts: on hands doing a little girl’s hair, washing up a cup or planting seedlings, on feet and calves at the end of a bed that convey moments of family intimacy, on souvenirs from Colombia or a drawer whose reflective surface has cracked. There are many films about the experience of migration. What makes MIS DOS VOCES so special and precious are Rodriguez’ empathy and her delicacy of approach. (Cristina Nord)
Lina Rodriguez, born in Bogotá, Colombia. She studied film and works as a writer, director and producer. Mis dos voces is her third feature-length film.
Production Brad Deane, Lina Rodriguez. Production company Rayon Verde (Toronto, Canada). Written and directed by Lina Rodriguez. Cinematography Alejandro Coronado. Editing Lina Rodriguez, Brad Deane. Sound design Roberta Ainstein. Sound Sofia Bohdanowicz. Production design Lina Rodriguez. With Ana (Garay) Kostic, Marinela Piedrahita, Claudia Montoya.
Films: 2007: Convergences et rencontres (6 min.). 2009: Pont du Carrousel (6 min.). 2010: Einschnitte (4 min.). 2011: Protocol (1 min.). 2013: Señoritas (87 min.). 2016: Mañana a esta hora / This Time Tomorrow (85 min.). 2018: ante mis ojos / before my eyes (7 min.). 2019: Aquí y allá / Here and There (22 min.). 2022: Mis dos voces / My Two Voices.