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Spanish with English subtitles

Vicky belongs to the local trans community, one where gender and sexuality are not strictly delineated, and she balances her physically tough work at sea with feminine elegance in her private life.

In the daytime, Vicky goes fishing out on the sea, in the evening she runs a little bar on the blustery beach of her small village in Ecuador. The silences, emptiness, and meager catches all feed into the sense of unfulfilled longing that pervades her life, but The Beach of Enchaquirados also glows with an irresistible and liberating warmth.

Social life in this fishing village drifts along in a delightfully serene manner with the camera watching on, in beautifully stylized shots and at an easy editing pace. Few words are necessary to capture the natural course of life here.

Vicky’s two worlds may seem diametrically opposed, but filmmaker Iván Mora Manzano captures them with the same affection—from giggly flirting to candid conversations about an incomplete life, and from the deserted beaches to the lively carnival season.

About the Director
Iván Mora Manzano is a writer and director. His first narrative feature, Sin otoño, sin primavera (2012), was presented in more than 30 film festivals including Sao Paulo, Cartagena, Warsaw, Mar del Plata, Havana, and Miami. It screened in theaters in France and distributed in the USA, Brazil, and Colombia.

In 2012 he directed a TV documentary La bisabuela tiene Alzheimer. The documentary won the DocTV Latin America Fund and was presented at Cartagena FICCI, and DocsMX, among others. It was also screened on public TV in 14 Latin American countries. Gafas amarillas (2020), his second fiction feature, was coproduced with Brazil and premiered at the Vancouver FF and Cinequest.

He has worked in 28 national and international features, especially as a film editor and music score composer.