Princess (en)

Princesita

Chosen in: 

International title: 

Princess

Original version: 

Espagnol

Director: 

Marialy Rivas

Country: 

  • Argentina
  • Chile

Year: 

2015

Length: 

72 min

Scriptwriter: 

Marialy Rivas, Camila Gutiérrez

Director of photography: 

Sergio Armstrong

Actors: 

Marcelo Alonso (Miguel), Sara Caballero (Tamara)

Production: 

Brief synopsis of the project: 

Film inspired by true events in Southern Chile. A family sect only has one purpose and belief: a new order is necessary. Tamara, 11, is responsible for procreating the leaders of the new world. Disgruntled with her "lot”, Tamara’s sexual exploration with a boy in her year at school will have unexpected consequences, marking her violent transition from childhood to womanhood. Tamara will gain her freedom in a way she had never imagined.

Director's biography: 

Marialy Rivas is a Chilean director and scriptwriter. In 2010, she directed her first short film - Blokes - based on a tale writen by Pedro Lemebel. This short film was screened in the 2014 Festival de Cannes' Official Competition. In 2014, she directed There is a hope - her second short film - with the support of the Sundance Institute and the Melinda & Bill Gates foundation. In 2012, she directed her first feature film - Joven y Alocada -  produced by Fabula and screened during the 2012 Sundance Festival. There, she won the Best Script Award. 

Filmography: 

2015 - Princesita (feature film)
2014 - There is a hope (short film)
2012 - Joven y Alocada (feature film)
2010 - Blokes (short film)