Laura Baumeister was born in 1983, in Nicaragua, graduated in film directing in Mexico. She has written and directed several short films. Her short Isabel Im Winter was screened in Cannes Critic’s Week 2014. Ombligo de agua/Water Navel has its world premiere at IFFR 2019. Daughter of Rage is her first feature, it premieres in TIFF 2022. Daughter of Rage is the fifth fiction film in the story of Nicaragua, the first to be shot by a female director born in Nicaragua.
2022 DAUGHTER OF RAGE
2018 WATER NAVEL (SHORT)
2016 FUERZA BRUTA
2014 ISABEL IM WINTER (SHORT)
2011 THE SIESTA
La hija de todas las rabias (2022)
Nicaragua, today. 11-year-old Maria lives with her mother Lilibeth at the edge of a garbage dump. Their future depends on selling a litter of purebred puppies to a local thug. When the deal falls through, Lilibeth must go to the city and drops Maria off at a recycling center where she must stay and work. But days pass and she doesn’t return. Maria feels lost, bewildered and angry. One night, Maria meets Tadeo, an imaginative new friend who is determined to help her to reunite with her mother. More