By Cynthia Reid | Shadow and Act July 25, 2011 at 7:47AM
Here's the trailer for the Dominican feature film Love Child (La Hija Natural) directed by Leticia Tonos.
Currently traveling the festival circuit, the film "focuses on the story of María, a teenager who is sent to live with her father after her mother’s death. Together they inhabit a haunted Dominican plantain field and face the 'ghosts' of the past and present."
It stars Julietta Rodriguez, Andres "Velcro" Ramos, Victor Chico, Frank Perozo, Jochi Santos and Vickiana.
As a child, María was a simple and sensitive young girl with the strange habit of putting ladybugs in her mouth. After her mother dies in an accident, 18 year old María decides to look for the father she has never met. María travels to a picturesque and superstitious little town in the Dominican Republic. María finds her father Joaquín living in a dark old house located in the middle of an abandoned banana plantation, which the locals claim to be haunted by spirits. He lives there with an enigmatic Haitian as his only companion. Having no one else in the world, she has no option but to stay with this drunken and recently widowed old man in this house where she will have to deal with the ghosts of the past that haunt them. The arrival of a mysterious and attractive young man from Puerto Rico will also get in the way of their reconciliation.