World Premiere of DON’T YOU LET ME GO by the Directorial Duo of Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge at the 2024 Tribeca Festival, June 5-16 in New York City

World Premiere of DON’T YOU LET ME GO by the Directorial Duo of Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge at the 2024 Tribeca Festival, June 5-16 in New York City

The Subtle and Understated Uruguayan Drama Is Both an Engaging Tale of Timeless Sisterhood and a Reaffirming Celebration of Life

Don’t You Let Me Go (Agárrame fuerte), the most recent feature film by the celebrated Uruguayan directorial duo of Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge (So Much Water), will have its world premiere in the International Narrative Competition at the 23rd edition of the Tribeca Festival, taking place June 5-16, 204 in New York City. 

Featuring a predominantly female cast and crew, Don’t You Let Me Go follows Adela, 39, who is confronted with the sudden loss of her best friend, Elena. Standing amidst the mourners at Elena’s funeral, Adela feels disconnected from the solemn rituals, sensing the absurdity of bidding farewell to someone so dear. Consumed by shock and the looming void in her future, Adela becomes an unexpected time traveler.

Transported to a decade earlier, Adela reunites with a vibrant Elena at a beach house, joined by their friend Luci and her baby boy Paco. Amidst the backdrop of laughter, music, and shared memories, the trio embarks on a weekend filled with joy and nostalgia. But as the inevitable goodbye approaches, Adela clings to the fleeting moments and the newfound sense of companionship.

When baby Paco stumbles upon a gateway to prolong their time together, Adela, Elena, and Luci are drawn into an extraordinary journey of escape and indulgence. In this timeless interlude, Adela discovers solace and a renewed connection to her cherished friend.

Through nuanced performances and evocative storytelling, Don’t You Let Me Go invites audiences into a world where bonds of friendship transcend time and space. As Adela, Elena, and Luci navigate the complexities of grief and remembrance, their journey becomes a poignant reminder of the enduring power of love, resilience, and the profound connections that shape our lives.

Featuring a wonderful cast, including the talented trio of lead actresses Chiara HourcadeVictoria Jorge, and Eva Dans, the most recent film by Guevara and Jorge is a captivating exploration of timeless sisterhood and a beautifully affirming celebration of life.

Tribeca Festival Screenings:
Saturday, June 8, 6:15pm at Village East by Angelika — World Premiere
Tuesday, June 11, 2:15pm at AMC 19th St. East 6 — P&I Screening
Tuesday, June 11, 9pm at Village East by Angelika
Thursday, June 13, 5pm at AMC 19th St. East 6

DON’T YOU LET ME GO (Agárrame fuerte). Uruguay, 2024, 74 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. Written and directed by: Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge; Producer: Agustina Chiarino; Production company: Bocacha Films; Co-production company: Mutante Cine, A One Films; Cinematographer: Yarará Rodríguez; Editors: Lucía Casal and Stephanie Tabárez; Head of production: Hernán Olivera; Production manager: Agostina Malnatti; Art director: Cecilia Guerriero; Costumes: Dominique Souberbielle and Victoria Figueredo; Sound: Rafael Álvarez and Juan Ignacio Giobio; Music: Luciano Supervielle; Color: Inés Duacastella; Sound post-production: Catriel Vildosola, Rafael Álvarez. Cast: Chiara Hourcade, Victoria Jorge, and Eva Dans. World sales: Alpha Violet.

About the Writer/Directors:
Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge were born in Montevideo, Uruguay, where they crossed paths while pursuing their studies at university. From this initial meeting, a lasting friendship and creative partnership blossomed. Since then, they have collaborated as co-writers and co-directors. Their 2013 debut feature film, So Much Water (Tanta agua), made its world premiere at the Berlinale and won numerous awards at prestigious festivals including Cartagena, Miami, Guadalajara, Lima, Transilvania, and San Sebastian. It was acquired for distribution in Europe by Arte and in the US by HBO. Alelí, a film they co-wrote with Leticia directing, debuted in 2019 at the Biarritz and Chicago festivals. Their short films El cuarto del fondo (2006), Summer Runners (2009), and 60 Candles (2015) enjoyed international premieres at festivals such as Rotterdam, Bilbao, Tampere, and Miami. Between the two of them, they had four children, occasionally teach film, and are currently immersed in developing new projects.

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