Every afternoon Noelí, a young Dominican girl, goes to the beaches at Las Terrenas. Along with her boyfriend, they look for ways to make a living at the expense of one of the hundreds of tourists that wander the beach.
As people parade through her life, Noelí has a steady client, a mature French woman who, as time goes by, has found an ideal refuge on the island to spend her last years.
Noelí’s boyfriend feigns to be her brother and outlines a plan in which Noelí travels to Paris with the old lady and sends him money every month.
For Noelí, the relationship with the old lady is one of convenience, but the feelings become more intense as the departure date closes in.
Dólares de Arena
a film by Laura Amelia Guzmán
& Israel Cárdenas
Title: Dólares de Arena
Genre: fiction / drama
Length : 85 mins. color
Year : 2014
Language : spanish / english / french
Aurora Dominicana / Rei Cine / Canana Films / Foprocine
Dominican Republic / México / Argentina
With the support of
The Hubert Bals Fund International Film Festival Rotterdam
Festivals & Awards
Official Selection Toronto Film Festival
Chicago International Film Festival
Cairo International Film Festival
Festival de Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana
Trinidad y Tobago Film Festival