The acclaimed Latina lesbian teen romance!
“Incredible… crafted to perfection.” — AfterEllen.com
This exquisite coming of age tale follows a pair of Latina teens who fall gradually in love against the backdrop of Southeast Los Angeles.
When straight A student Yolanda — aka Mosquita (Fenessa Pineda) decides to help struggling tough girl Mari (Venecia Troncoso) with her homework an intense attraction evolves between the two. As their friendship grows, a yearning to explore their strange yet beautiful connection surfaces.
Lost in their private world of unspoken affection, lingering gazes, and heart-felt confessions of uncertain futures, Yolanda’s grades begin to slip while Mari’s focus drifts away from her duties at a new job. Mounting pressures at home collide with their new-found desires — driving Yolanda and Mari’s relationship to the edge, and forcing them to choose between their obligations to others and staying true to each other.
Mosquita & Mari is a tender and authentic story about young love.
Official Selection: 2012 Sundance Film Festival
Nominee: Independent Spirit Awards
Nominee: GLAAD Media Awards
“An indie jewel!” – The New York Times