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SCHOOLGIRLS

by Pilar Palomero

synopsis

In the Catholic girls' school choir, Celia's voice must not be heard. But her mute acceptance of the conservative dictates of an environment utterly bereft of colour and individuality is soon shaken up by the arrival of a new classmate, Brisa. Standing on the threshold of adolescence, Celia discovers a thirst for life in all its multifaceted glory. A bond quickly develops between the two girls, and together they rail against the authority figures and their rigid rules. In small acts of rebellion, Celia finds the courage to express her growing distrust of the value system governing her world in 1990s Spain, as questions start to form about her own family background – a topic on which her mother has always kept silent.

international title: Schoolgirls
original title: Las niñas
country: Spain
sales agent: Film Factory Entertainment
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Pilar Palomero
film run: 97’
screenplay: Pilar Palomero
cast: Andrea Fandos, Natalia de Molina, Zoé Arnao, Julia Sierra, Francesca Piñón, Ainara Nieto, Elisa Martinez, Carlota Gurpeguí, Jesusa Aldany, Mercé Mariné
cinematography by: Daniela Cajías
film editing: Sofi Escudé
art director: Mónica Bernuy
costumes designer: Arantxa Ezquerro
music: Carlos Naya
producer: Valérie Delpierre, Alex Lafuente
production: Inicia Films, Bteam Prods, Las Niñas Majicas A.I.E. (ES), RTVE (ES), TV3 (ES), Movistar+ (ES), Aragón TV (ES), ICAA (ES), Gobierno de Aragón (ES), Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza (ES), Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya (ES), Ibermedia, Programa MEDIA
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