Written, produced, directed, shot, edited, colored, composed and mixed in 8 years, by Alex Vargas.

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A Lyrically Visual Story

"Rice" is an immersive story told in an almost magical way. It starts out with a soldier in the Falkland Islands War performing a merciful act, and the resulting punishment he receives. He meets a young woman who starts to help him heal from the wounds that he suffered. You will not see a movie like this anytime soon. Writer-Director Alex Vargas has crafted a movie so visually distinct and exact, that watching it is fascinating even if it didn't have a story. As the movie progresses, both lead characters move toward their ultimate conclusion, with a resolution that is as real and grounded as the imagery is poetic. This is an art film that really earns the term art.

Anthony Mark Morningstar, 19 October 2018
Audience at the Kansas International Film Festival
IMDb review for RICE the movie
Official Selection at KIFF