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by Farid Rodríguez Rivero


If we look up the word expectante in a Spanish-English dictionary, we learn it is an adjective which can be translated as “expecting” or “biding one's time”. It is no accident this single-word title belongs to an disconcerting Peruvian film which takes its audience to a darkened city where a group of friends is spending an evening of leisure. Even though the neighborhood they live in is a relatively safe one, their locked doors and gates provide no more than an illusion of safety, which is a thought applicable world wide. The distant black-and-white camera through which the audience observes the plot seems to be biding its time for a chance to attack.

international title: Expectant
original title: Expectante
country: Portugal, Peru
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Farid Rodríguez Rivero
film run: 77'
screenplay: Farid Rodríguez Rivero
cast: Jean Pierre Seminario, Fiama Silva Portugal, Luis Ciudad, Emily Patazca, Jesús Santa Cruz
cinematography by: César Fe, Farid Rodríguez Rivero
film editing: Farid Rodríguez Rivero
production: Feelart Company (PE)
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