"Second Star on the Right winningly captures our varying levels of maturation and individualism, with beauty and style." Film Inquiry
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Inside Out LGBT Film Festival
Emilia is a 30-something bisexual woman who teaches acting classes to children, but is truly striving to make it as an actress. All of her close friends have chosen more conventional lifestyles and are either married with children or on their way, while working in their corporate jobs. Emilia is often made out to be the outcast as she lives at home with her mother while trying to define her relationship with Mariana, and her sexuality is questioned by her friends. Although we are made to initially believe Emilia is the only one that hasn't fully figured out her life, we soon learn that most people in her life are also dealing with their own struggles, and that everything isn't always how it seems.
Columbia - 2019 - 1 h 23 m
Directed By: Ruth Caudeli
Written By: Ruth Caudeli, Silvia Varón
Starring: Silvia Varón, Ximena Rodríguez,
Alejandra Lara, Tatiana Rentería,
Diana Wiswell, Andrés Jiménez,
Lorena Castellanos, Justin Vahala,
Director Biography - Ruth Caudeli
Ruth Caudeli was born in Valencia, Spain. She has a Master's degree in film directing from ESCAC and another in fiction for television from Pompeu Fabra University. She studied audiovisual communication at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, where she obtained the end-of-course award. She has written and directed the feature films '¿Cómo te llamas?' (2018), 'Second Star on the Right' (2019) and 'Leading Ladies' (2021). The films have premiered at different international festivals such as the San Sebastian Film Festival (Premio Sebastiane Latino), Málaga Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Outfest Los Angeles or Frameline; in addition to being candidates for the Platino and Macondo Awards in different categories. 'Leading ladies' premiered at the Málaga Film Festival in its Zonazine section in 2021 and obtained a special mention from the jury for its cast. She has directed several short films, including 'Late' (2010), 'Porque no' (2016), 'Entre Paredes' (2017), 'EVA menos CANDELA' (2018) and 'Adéu/Adiós' (2020), which were also selected and awarded in various international festivals. She has directed the series 'Natalia: Crimen y Castigo', winner of the 2021 India Catalina Award for best mini series and the second unit of the series 'Pálpito' for Netflix. Her web series 'Actresses' was nominated for the 2021 India Catalina Awards. In 2019, she was named by Indiewire as one of the LGBTQ directors on the rise.