Straight ahead, on your right (en)

Al fondo a la derecha



Marta Hernaiz Pidal


  • Mexico


Feature film



Film exhibited in Toulouse: 

In partnership with the Cinéfondation.

Script writer(s): 

Marta Hernaiz Pidal


About to turn 21 and excited to have a good time, Estela secretly plans to become independent from the strict rules of her family. For some time now, she has been doubting the beliefs she grew up with. To achieve her goals, she furtively finds her first job as a janitor in the women’s bathroom at the “14th floor”, an exclusive, trendy nightclub popular among upper class teenagers in Mexico City. Inside the women’s bathroom, where strangers advise each other, become fleeting friends or enemies, and rarely notice the person assisting them, Estela will discover a new universe which will transform her as she attempts to shake off guilt and finally fit in. She might even be able to fulfill her deepest wish and celebrate her birthday for the first time.

Visual concept: 

Flashes of light in the darkness, mirrors and reflections form distorted images replicated to infinity. Strobe lights! Popular pop songs sung drunkenly off key and the sound of a flushing toilet! There are endless opportunities in such a banal and common place like a toilet, joined with all the glamour and frivolity of the nightlife that is always moving and dancing giving me the opportunity to create rhythm and spontaneous choreographies inside the frame.