directed by Simón Mesa Soto/
Leidi lives with her mom and her baby. Her boyfriend, Alexis, hasn’t shown up in days. That sunny morning, after she bathed her baby, Leidi was sent to buy plantains. Outiside, a guy tells her he has seen Alexis with another girl. Leidi won’t return home until she finds the father of her child.
“When you’re starting out in filmmaking, you’re trying to find a way to make films that suit you as an individual and as a filmmaker. For me, short film is an exploration process. It’s a process of finding the ideas and creating a form that I’m interested in. Leidi is perhaps the most consistent film I’ve made so far. I’ve made several others that still seem like they’re trying to reach their format. The short film format is a special way of making films, one in which the focus of the narrative is on one character and that’s why it works for “Leidi”. That concept interested me in terms of telling this Latin American story of a teenage mother.”
– Simón Mesa Soto, director of Leidi