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Carajita Programme 2021

by Silvina Schnicer, Ulises Porra Guardiola Feature Film Competition

For Sara, her nanny of many years, Yasira, is the most important person she can relate to. The young adult from Santo Domingo's upper class is therefore delighted to have Yasira by her side when she temporarily moves with her family to the coastal town of Las Terrenas. But for Yasira, the move means a return to her hometown - and to her biological daughter Mallory, whom she left behind. Soon Sara and Mallory become friends. After a night of partying, however, a tragic incident occurs that exposes the deep social tears within this fabric of relationships. The colourful, suspenseful drama CARAJITA paints a precise picture of the social structures of Central America through the story of three women.

About the director(s)

Silvina Schnicer was born in Buenos Aires and studied social communication. Ulises Porra Guardiola was born in Barcelona and studied philosophy. The two co-directed the short film LA BICHA (2012), which won the Argentinian Fondo Nacional de las Artes Award. This was followed by their debut feature film TIGRE (2017), which screened at several international film festivals. CARAJITA, the director-duo’s second feature film, world premiered this year at San Sebastian.

About the director(s)

Time Venue

16:00 Kosmos 1

19:00 Kosmos 1

18:30* Corso 2

16:15* Kosmos 6

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  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Dominican Republic, Argentina, 2021
  • Runtime: 88 Min
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Directors: Silvina Schnicer, Ulises Porra Guardiola
  • Cast: Cecile Van Welie, Magnolia Nuñez, Adelanny Padilla, Genesis Buret, Richard Douglas, Javier Hermida, Dimitri Rivera, Clara Luz Lozano, Yuberbi de la Rosa
  • Screenplay: Ulla Prida, Silvina Schnicer, Ulises Porra
  • Cinematography: Ivan Gierasinchuk, Sergio Armstrong
  • Editor: Delfina Castagnino
  • Sound: Nahuel Palenque
  • Music: Andrés Rodríguez
  • Executive Producers: Ulla Prida, Alexandra Guerrero
  • Production Companies: Wooden Boat Productions, Pucará Cine SRL
  • World Sales: Bendita Film Sales
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