Plot & Details
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 Bogotá, 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.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama,Foreign
- Run Time: 101min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 07/16/2004
- DVD Release Date: 12/07/2004
- Distributor(s): Fine Line
- Director(s): Joshua Marston
- Starring: Catalina Sandino Moreno , Yenny Paola Vega , Guilied Lopez , John Alex Toro , Patricia Rae
- Themes: Innocence Lost,Drug Trade
- Tone: Tense,Compassionate,Poignant,Earnest,Gritty
- Keywords: Colombian [nationality],drug-smuggler,heroin,plantation,pregnancy,underworld
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (07-16-2004)
- Language: Spanish