Dolares de Arena (Sand Dollars)


Noelí, a young Dominican girl, goes to the beaches at Las Terrenas every afternoon. Along with her boyfriend, she looks for a way to make a living at the expense of one of the hundreds of tourists that wander around there. As people parade through her days, Noelí has a steady client: a mature French woman, who as time goes by, has found in the island the ideal refuge 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 based on convenience, but feelings become more intense as the departure date closes in.

Los Angeles: Opens Nov. 13 at Laemmle Playhouse.
Miami: Opens Nov. 13 at MDC Tower Theater.
New York: Opens Nov. 6 at Cinema Village.