Sibling bonds are rekindled and tested in the achingly vibrant debut from Diana Peralta. Rita and Carolina, two high-spirited sisters raised in New York, travel to the Dominican Republic to reunite with their estranged brother Dante and to clean out their grandparents’ old home before it is sold and knocked down. As they rifle through the remnants of their family’s legacy, shared joys and pains resurface that they must confront once and for all. Sensitively attuned to the intricacies of sibling relationships—from the playful teasing to the way a favorite childhood song can trigger an impromptu dance party—De Lo Mio is a richly human look at cherishing the past while learning to let go.
Diana Peralta is a filmmaker, producer, and writer from New York City. De Lo Mio, which was shot in the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2018, is her debut feature film. She currently works as a Senior Producer at Revlon where she leads a range of projects across advertising, content production, and design. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2011 with a B.A. in Film & Media Studies.
The Shadow of Your Absence
Director: Rodrigo Dorfman / 4:23
For the last ten years, filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman has been making video messages for Latino immigrants in North Carolina. This is one of them: a rodeo and a story of love.