The titular Mexico City-based nightclub in Camila’s second feature is run by Roshell Terranova and her partner Liliana Alba. It serves as a drag space in which whoever enters can become what he or she wants and in which time seems to pass in a permanently suspended state. The hybrid film accordingly offers – with a refined dialogue between digital and celluloid scenes of different origins and textures – a radical mix of the club patrons’ real-life stories and their fantasy lives given flesh. Casa Roshell’s aesthetic and methods belong to what Camila today calls “transfiction”.
Camila José Donoso Camila José Donoso was born in Chile in 1988. After studying filmmaking, where she wrote and directed shortfilms and videoperfomances. Released, in 2013, her first feature film ‘Naomi Campbel’ co-directed with Nicolás Videla, in Valdivia Film Festival and CPH:DOX Festival. The movie has been praised by the audience and critics during its release in Latin America and the rest of the world, including festivals like Indielisboa, FICCI, BAFICI, Distrital, Dock Leipzing and others.