Solo la Luna Comprendera

Kim Torres

8:00 PM, Secret Movie Club, November 2nd

Costa Rica USA | 2023 | 20′ | Spanish, Creole English – sub English Spanish


As a magical moon creeps in the twilight, different timelines entwine in the town of Manzanillo, located in the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. The youth and the elderly unite and collide in a tale where the town is able to exist as it is: both beautiful and abandoned, mysterious and monotonous. As if in a dream or a memory, mixing a documentary style and science fiction, this story is a search for the complexities of what it means to grow up in a place like Manzanillo.

Director • Dirección
Kim Torres

Screenplay • Guión
Kim Torres, Julieta Seco, Mandarava Bricaire, Pietro Bulgarelli

Cinematography • Fotografía
Pietro Bulgarelli

Music / Score
Carlos Bergen Dyck

Sound • Sonido
Thomas Becka

Edition • Edición
Julieta Seco, Kim Torres

Producer • Productor
Mandarava Bricaire

Cast • Elenco
Joel Arthurs Campbell, Dichan Brown Goodman, Fiorella Nahomi Será Bonilla, Luna Oporta López


Kim Torres


Kim Torres is a Costa Rican screenwriter and director born in 1993. Her work focuses on inquiries about identity and the experience of inhabiting a body and a place, exploring narratives that play with a free and experimental cinema. Her short films The Moon Will Contain Us (2023), Night Light (2022), and Suncatcher (2021) have been screened in the official selection at Cannes, Locarno, Mar del Plata, Cinélatino Rencontres Toulouse, New Directors/New Films at MoMa and Lincoln Center, among others. She is currently in pre-production of her debut feature film If We Don’t Burn How Do We Light Up The Night supported by Torino Film Lab, La Fabrique Cinéma at Cannes, Locarno Open Doors, Visions Sud Est and Hubert Bals Fund.