Of Love and Other Demons

201097 minsSpanish - Subtitles: English

Costa Rica - Colombia During a time of inquisition and slavery, Sierva María wants to know what kisses taste like. She is 13 years old, daughter of aristocrats but raised by their African slaves living in colonial Cartagena de Indias. When a rabid dog bites her, the bishop declares she is possessed and entrust Cayetano his pupil, with her exorcism. The priest and the girl Hill find themselves seduced by a demon more powerful than faith and reason. With an intimate, personal narrative and a visual language reminiscent of Renaissance paintings, "Of love and other demons" is based on one of Gabriel García Márquez's (Nobel Literatura Prize 1982) most harrowing love stories.  

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Festivals and awards:

  • South Korea's Busan International Film Festival (Worldwide Premiere)
  • Los Ángeles International Film Festival (Worldwide Premiere)
  • Moscow International Film Festival (Worldwide Premiere)
  • New Latin American Film Festival in Cuba (Thrid Coral as Best Debut)
  • Oscar Academy Awards in USA (Representing Costa Rica as Best Foreign Movie)
  • Goya Awards in Spain (Representing Costa Rica as Best Hispanic Movie)


Director: Hilda Hidalgo Xirinachs
Producer: Laura Imperiale, Clara María Ochoa, Laura Pacheco and Hilda Hidalgo
Production Design: Juan Carlos Acevedo
Director of Photography: Marcelo Camorino
Screenplay: Hilda Hidalgo Xirinachs
Editor: Mariana Rodríguez
Sound: Nerio Barberis and Miguel Hernández
Music: Fidel Gamboa
Visual Effects: Martestudio
Costume Design: Adán Martínez
Makeup: Helmut Karpf
Hair: Tina Arévalo
Based on the Novel: Of love and other demons, by Gabriel García Márquez