LEIDI

Leidi
Simón Mesa / Colombia / Fiction / 15 min / 2014


SYNOPSIS

Leidi lives with her mom and her baby. Her boyfriend, Alexis, hasn’t shown up in days. That sunny morning, after she bathed her baby, Leidi was sent to buy plantains. Outside, a guy tells her he has seen Alexis with another girl. Leidi won’t return home until she finds the father of her child. Leidi was the winner of the Golden Palm at Cannes 2014.

Leidi vive con su mamá y su bebé. Su novio, Alexis, no ha aparecido en días.  Esa mañana soleada, después de bañar al bebé, su mamá la manda a la tienda por unos plátanos.  Afuera un vecino le dice que vio a Alexis con otra muchacha. Leidi no volverá a la casa hasta no encontrar al papá de su bebé. “Leidi” fue el ganador de la Palma de Oro del Festival de Cannes 2014.

Awards: Palm D’Or Cannes Film Festival for Best Short


DIRECTOR

Simón Mesa studied Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication at the Universidad de Antioquia, where he graduated with the short fictional film “Los tiempos muertos” (2009). He received a Masters in Film Direction from the London Film School. While there, Mesa participated in various projects as a director, director of photography and cameraman. Leidi, winner of the Golden Palm for best short film at Cannes 2014, was his master’s project.