• Las Elegidas
  • Las Elegidas
  • Las Elegidas
  • Las Elegidas
  • Las Elegidas
  • Las Elegidas

Las Elegidas Programme 2020

by David Pablos Feature Film Competition

Tijuana, Mexico. Sofia has fallen in love for the first time. This poverty-stricken 14-year-old girl is easy game for the scarcely older Ulises. He wants them to feel like they’ve never felt before, or so he says. While expertly wrapping the young girl around his little finger, he suddenly realises he has developed real feelings for her. However, the truth is that his father sent him. The son of a pimp, Ulises is given the task of seducing young girls before forcing them into prostitution. But this time he wants to break away from the traditional family business and release his victim from the snare before it’s too late. A vicious circle ensues. It is difficult to tackle the topic of forced prostitution in a film without appearing exploitative. Director David Pablos has managed to tread this narrow path with incredible care and consideration. LAS ELEGIDAS broaches a burning social problem with formal vigour and sensitivity towards its content.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Mexico, France, 2015
  • Runtime: 105 Min
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: David Pablos
  • Cast: Nancy Talamantes, Óscar Torres, Leidi Gutierrez, José Santillán Cabuto, Alicia Quiñonez, Edward Coward
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  • Screenplay: David Pablos
  • Cinematography: Carolina Costa
  • Editors: Miguel Schverdfinger, Aina Calleja
  • Sound: Pablo Tamez Sierra
  • Music: Carlo Ayhllón
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  • Producer: Pablo Cruz
  • Co-Producers: Philippe Gompel, Birgit Kemner
  • Executive Producers: Marta Núñez Puerto, Arturo Sampson, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Julián Levin, Walter von Borstel
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  • Production Company: Canana Films
  • World Sales: Mundial Sales
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