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92min - 35 mm - Scope - Color - Drama

Original language :Spanish


Mónica del Carmen
Gustavo Sánchez Parra
Marco Zapata



Director: Michael Rowe

Producer : Edher Campo & Luis Salinas
Co-producer : Gustavo Campos / Olga Gonzales
Co-production Company : Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografia

Screenplay : Michael Rowe & Lucía Carrera
Director of photography : Juan Manuel Sepúlveda
Editing : Oscar Figueroa Jara

Festivals & Awards

2010 :
Cannes - Directors' Fortnight -Golden Camera
Moscow IFF
Melbourne IFF
Toronto IFF - Contemporary World Cinema
Athens IFF
Vancouver IFF
Festival Nouveau Cinéma montréal Best feature film in the International
Selection Ale Kino World Cinema IFF
Films from the South Norway
Haifa IFF
Sao Paulo IFF

Gijon IFF
Molodist IFF : Best young actress
Bratislava IFF
Mar Del Plata IFF
Taipei Golden Horse IFF
Around the World in 14 Films Berlin

2011 :
Febiofest IFF
Hong Kong IFF
Istanbul IFF CPH
Pix Transilvania IFF
Mexican Film Festival in Ukraine

Leap Year


a film by :Michael Rowe

Laura is 25 years old. She’s a journalist, she’s single and lives in a small apartment in Mexico City. After a series of short-lived affairs, Laura meets Arturo. After the first time they make love, she is left deeply unsettled. They embark on an intense and passionate sexual relationship, in which pleasure, pain and love merge. As days go by which Laura conscientiously crosses out in a calendar, her secret past resurfaces, pushing Arturo to the limit.

French Synopsis :

Laura a 25 ans. Elle est journaliste, célibataire et habite un petit appartement à Mexico. Après une longue série d’aventures sans lendemain, Laura rencontre Arturo. La première fois qu’ils font l’amour, Arturo a pour Laura des gestes qui la bouleversent. Ils débutent une relation intense, passionnelle et sexuelle, où plaisir, douleur et amour se mêlent. Au fil des jours, qu'elle raye consciencieusement sur son calendrier, le passé secret de Laura refait surface, poussant Arturo à l’extrême.


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