Cassandra is a poetic interpretation of Euripides' Greek Tragedy, "The Trojan Women," played out on the edge of rocky desolate Mexican border town.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Mauricio Chernovetzky (Mexico City, 1974). Mauricio moved to San Diego when he was eight years old. He studied literature and religion at Reed College. Upon graduating, he worked on several experimental shorts in San Francisco. Between 2001 and 2003 Mauricio studied film directing at the Lodz Film School in Poland. In 2007 he obtained a Master's degree in film production from San Diego State University. Mauricio is currently working on two feature films, while participating in an MFA program in Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego. Mauricio's work has screened in festivals all over the world. His latest film, Cassandra, was nominated for the National Student Academy Awards, and recently received a Special Jury Prize for Creative Achievement, at the Temecula International Film Festival.Filmography: Cassandra (2008), Apart in the World (2006), Zofia/Roza (2004)