The Moon Will Contain Us

The Moon Will Contain Us

Best Short Documentary Kim Torres USA, Costa Rica, Documentary, 18:00


As a magical moon creeps in the twilight, different timelines entwine in the town

of Manzanillo, located in the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. The youth and the

elderly unite and collide in a tale where the town is able to exist as it is: both

beautiful and forgotten, mysterious and monotonous. As if in a dream or a

memory, mixing a documentary style and science fiction, this story is a search for

the complexities of what it means to grow up in a place like Manzanillo.

The Moon Will Contain Us
Palace of Culture Pernik, Hall 1
  • Language
  • Country USA, Costa Rica
  • Genre Documentary
  • Cinematographer Pietro Bulgarelli
  • Scriptwriter Kim Torres, Julieta Seco, Mandarava Bricaire, Pietro Bulgarelli
  • Producer Mandarava Bricaire
  • Music Carlos Bergen Dyck
  • Editor Julieta Seco, Kim Torres
  • Cast Joel Arthurs Campbell, Dichan Brown Goodman, Fiorella Nahomi Será Bonilla, Luna Oporta López
  • Duration 18:00
Kim Torres
Director Kim Torres


Kim Torres is a Costa Rican screenwriter and director born in 1993. Her work focuses on inquiries about identity and the experience of inhabiting a body and a place, exploring narratives that play with a free and experimental cinema. Her short films The Moon Will Contain Us (2023), Night Light (2022), and Suncatcher (2021) have been screened in the official selection at Cannes, Locarno, Mar del Plata, Cinélatino Rencontres Toulouse, New Directors/New Films at MoMa and Lincoln Center, among others. She is currently in pre-production of her debut feature film If we don’t burn how do we light up the night supported by Torino Film Lab, La Fabrique Cinéma at Cannes, Locarno Open Doors, Visions Sud Est and Hubert Bals Fund.