• La novia del desierto / The Desert Bride
  • La novia del desierto / The Desert Bride
  • La novia del desierto / The Desert Bride

La novia del desierto / The Desert Bride Programme 2019

by Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato International Feature Film / Competition

Her new and bright red sneakers should help give Teresa better grip in the stony desert. It has been a long time since she last received a heartfelt present – and even longer since somebody paid her a genuine compliment. Putting the needs of another family before her own, Teresa has spent the past thirty years working as a housekeeper in Buenos Aires. When the family can no longer afford to keep her, they find her a job with friends instead – 700 miles away in San Juan. Teresa’s long journey through the Argentine desert takes a disastrous turn, however, when she loses her luggage. The only person who can help her find her belongings, her inner peace and perhaps even more, is the charming yet mysterious travelling salesman Gringo.
With gentle humour, the two directors Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato offer us a finely crafted insight into the world of a long-suffering woman who rediscovers her zest for life in the desert of Argentina.


  • Genre: Roadmovie
  • Country, Year: Argentina, Chile, 2017
  • Runtime: 78 Min
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Subtitles: German, English
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  • Directors: Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato
  • Cast: Paulina García, Claudio Rissi
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  • Screenplay: Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato
  • Cinematography: Sergio Armstrong
  • Editor: Andrea Chignoli
  • Sound: Miguel Hormazábal
  • Music: Leo Sujatovich
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  • Producers: Alejo Crisóstomo, Eva Lauría
  • Co-Producers: Raúl Ricardo Aragón, Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato
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  • Production Companies: El Perro En La Luna, Ceibita Films Ltda.
  • World Sales: Cité Films
  • Swiss Distribution: Filmcoopi Zürich AG
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