Mosquita y Mari
Yolanda’s parents want her to be the first one in the family to go to college. But she’d rather focus on her feisty new neighbor, Mari, whom she finds way more compelling than school (or any of the boys there). Mari has her own troubles—like paying the rent. As their friendship threatens their responsibilities, they both have to choose between their desires and their families. Aurora Guerrero’s sparkling debut feature is a tender and genuine look at early intimacy and what makes first loves so memorable.
Jury Prize, Best First Feature; Jury Prize, Best Actress: Fenessa Pineda - Outfest 2012