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Las Niñas (Schoolgirls)

Schoolgirls

Pilar Palomero

04.09 Galeries 19:00
Fiction . 97' . Spain . 2020 . ES / ST : EN/FR/NL

This film was selected at the Berlinale – Berlin IFF 2020 (Generation)

Celia, an 11-year-old girl, studies in a nun school in Zaragoza and lives with her mother. Brisa, a new companion recently arrived from Barcelona, pushes her towards a new stage in her life: adolescence. On this trip, in the Spain of the Expo and the 1992 Olympic Games, Celia discovers that life is made of many truths and some lies.

STARRING

Andrea Fandos

Natalia de Molina

Zoe Arnao

Julia Sierra

Francesca Piñón

WRITER

Pilar Palomero

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Daniela Cajías

MUSIC

Carlos Naya

SOUND

Amanda Villavieja

FILM EDITING

Sofi Escudé

PRODUCTION

Inicia Films

Bteam Pictures

Las Niñas Majicas A.I.E.

DISTRIBUTION

Film Factory Entertainment (sales)

Pilar Palomero

Born in Zaragoza (Spain), Pilar Palomero graduated in Hispanic Philology by the University of Zaragoza. In 2013 she attended the Master on Film Direction at Film Factory (Sarajevo) under Béla Tarr’s mentorship. Before that, she had worked for several years as script writer and teacher. Her short films have been presented in several Festivals, like Warsaw International Film Festival, DocumentaMadrid, D’A Film Festival of Barcelona, Sarajevo Film Festival, Doc Lisboa, Sant Luis International Film Festival, Huesca Film Festival, Málaga Film Festival, or Busan International Short Films Festival. She has been Berlinale Talents 2017 and Sarajevo Talents 2016 alumna. Schoolgirls is her first feature film as scriptwriter and director. Produced by Inicia Films and BTeam Pictures, the project was selected in several development programs like Cine Qua Non Lab, Cima Mentoring, Media Sources, L’Alternativa Profesionales, Pustnik Writers Residence and in the coproduction markets of 14º Coproduction Meeting of Guadalajara Film Festival (Mexico), Holland Film Meeting of the Netherlands Film Festival, Small is Beautiful of Spagnolas in París and Abycine Lanza.

 

FILMOGRAPHY

2009 : NIÑO BALCÓN (short)

2016 : LA NOCHE DE TODAS LAS COSAS (short)

2017 : HORTA (short)

2017 : ZISMKO SUNCE

2020 : SCHOOLGIRLS

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