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New York-based writer/director Joshua Marston makes his feature film debut with the coming-of-age drama Maria Full of Grace, with a script developed at the Sundance Screenwriter's Lab. Catalina Sandino Moreno plays Maria Alvarez, a teenager living in Bogot√°, Colombia. Along with most of the other able-bodied people in her community, she works a perilous job in a flower plantation. She wants to quit, but her large family depends on her meager salary. One day, Maria meets a smooth-talking young man named Franklin. He offers her a business proposition to make some money and travel. However, the task involves her acting as a drug mule and smuggling heroin into the U.S. Maria Full of Grace premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 as part of the dramatic competition. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:January 18, 2004

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Slamdance International Film Festival Joshua Marston 3rd Place 2004 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Joshua Marston New Generation Award 2004 Winner
Boston Society of Film Critics Joshua Marston Best New Filmmaker (Runner-up) 2004 Winner
Berlin International Film Festival Joshua Marston Alfred Bauer Prize 2004 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Joshua Marston Best First Film 2004 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Joshua Marston Best First Feature 2004 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Joshua Marston Best First Screenplay 2004 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Joshua Marston Best Director 2004 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Catalina Sandino Moreno New Generation Award 2004 Winner
Berlin International Film Festival Catalina Sandino Moreno Silver Bear for Best Actress 2004 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Catalina Sandino Moreno Most Promising Performer 2004 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Catalina Sandino Moreno Best Actress 2004 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Catalina Sandino Moreno Best Actress 2004 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Catalina Sandino Moreno Best Actress 2004 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Catalina Sandino Moreno Best Actress 2004 Nominee
London Film Critics Association Catalina Sandino Moreno Best Actress 2005 Nominee

Cast

Catalina Sandino Moreno
as Maria Alvarez
Guilied Lopez
as Lucy
Patricia Rae
as Carla
Wilson Guerrero
as Juan
Jaime Osorio Gomez
as Javier
Orlando Tobon
as Don Fernando
Fernando Velasquez
as Pablo
Virgina Ariza
as Juana
Rodrigo Sanchez Borhorquez
as Supervisor
Evangelina Morales
as Rosita
Fabricio Suarez
as Pacho
Mateo Suarez
as Pacho
Juana Guarderas
as Female Pharmacist
Hugo Ferro
as Pharmacist
Eddie Trucco
as Customs Inspector
Selenis Leyva
as Customs Inspector
Oscar Bejarano
as Carlos
Singkhan Bandit
as Gas Attendant
Patrick Rameau
as Taxi Driver
Monique Curnen
as Receptionist
Lourdes Martin
as Doctor
Osvaldo Plasencia
as Enrique
Singkhan Bandit
as Gas Attendant
Patrick Rameau
as Taxi Driver
Oscar Bejarano
as Carlos
Juana Guarderas
as Female Pharmacist
Evangelina Morales
as Rosita
Hugo Ferro
as Pharmacist
Virgina Ariza
as Juana
Mateo Suarez
as Pacho
Lourdes Martin
as Doctor
Fabricio Suarez
as Pacho
Monique Curnen
as Receptionist
Eddie Trucco
as Customs Inspector
Selenis Leyva
as Customs Inspector
Rodrigo Sanchez Borhorquez
as Supervisor

Crew

Joshua Marston
Director
Paul S. Mezey
Producer
Joshua Marston
Screenwriter
Jim Denault
Cinematographer
Lynn Fainchtein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jacobo Lieberman
Composer (Music Score)
Leonardo Heiblum
Composer (Music Score)
Lee Percy
Editor
Anne McCabe
Editor
Debbie De Villa
Production Designer
Monica Marulanda
Production Designer
Jaime Osorio Gomez
Co-producer
Orlando Tobon
Associate Producer
Rodrigo Guerrero
Associate Producer
Lauren Press
Costume Designer
Sarah Beers
Costume Designer
Alex Wolfe
Sound/Sound Designer
Carrie Fix
First Assistant Director
Marie E. Nelson
Casting
El Barco Producciones
Casting
Maria Eugenia Salazar
Casting
Jorge Valencia
Casting
Ellyn Long Marshall
Casting
Becky Glupczynski
Line Producer
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