LAS LINDAS

by Melisa Liebenthal
THE PRETTY ONES

Informations

Nation: Argentina

Year: 2016

Length: 77'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Melisa and her friends have known each other for years; they started out together as little girls, then adolescents and now they are young women. But how did this passage occur? What were they like when they were small and what was their adolescence like? Photographs, shared memories, and movies of parties, dinners and everyday moments create the portrait of a group of girls who society expects, above all, to be pretty, “lindas,” and who aren’t always at ease with these expectations. [cg]

Director

Melisa Liebenthal

Melisa  Liebenthal

Melisa Liebenthal (Argentina, 1991) completed her training as a film director at the Universidad del cine in Buenos Aires. The Pretty Ones is her first feature-length documentary.

Filmography:
Airportness (cm, 2010), Alegría del hogar (cm, 2013), Las lindas (doc., 2016).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Melisa Liebenthal
montaggio/film editing
Sofía Mele, Melisa Liebenthal
musica/music
Ángeles Otero
suono/sound
Marcos Canosa
interpreti/cast
Melisa Liebenthal, Josefina Roveta, Victoria D’Amuri, Camila Magliano, Michelle Sterzorvsky, Sofía Mele
produttore/producer
Eugenia Campos Guevara


contatti/contacts
Stray Dogs
Laura Nacher
laura@stray-dogs.com
www.stray-dogs.com

Director statement

“I was always interested in the genre of self-portraits, first of all as a spectator. While making this film I felt particularly exposed: I’m a person, too, I have my own history. The people I film are my lifelong friends: at university, at the gym, at meetings or at dinner. They’re used to seeing me suddenly pull out my movie camera and start filming them. But when I realized that these film clips would become a movie, one of them decided not to let herself be filmed anymore, and that’s what happened. This, too, is a topic we discuss in the movie.”

Synopsis Learn more

Melisa and her friends have known each other for years; they started out together as little girls, then adolescents and now they are young women. But how did this passage occur? What were they like when they were small and what was their adolescence like? Photographs, shared memories, and movies of parties, dinners and everyday moments create the portrait of a group of girls who society expects, above all, to be pretty, “lindas,” and who aren’t always at ease with these expectations. [cg]

Director All about direction

Melisa Liebenthal

Melisa  Liebenthal

Melisa Liebenthal (Argentina, 1991) completed her training as a film director at the Universidad del cine in Buenos Aires. The Pretty Ones is her first feature-length documentary.

Filmography:
Airportness (cm, 2010), Alegría del hogar (cm, 2013), Las lindas (doc., 2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Melisa Liebenthal
montaggio/film editing
Sofía Mele, Melisa Liebenthal
musica/music
Ángeles Otero
suono/sound
Marcos Canosa
interpreti/cast
Melisa Liebenthal, Josefina Roveta, Victoria D’Amuri, Camila Magliano, Michelle Sterzorvsky, Sofía Mele
produttore/producer
Eugenia Campos Guevara


contatti/contacts
Stray Dogs
Laura Nacher
laura@stray-dogs.com
www.stray-dogs.com

Director statement Read more

“I was always interested in the genre of self-portraits, first of all as a spectator. While making this film I felt particularly exposed: I’m a person, too, I have my own history. The people I film are my lifelong friends: at university, at the gym, at meetings or at dinner. They’re used to seeing me suddenly pull out my movie camera and start filming them. But when I realized that these film clips would become a movie, one of them decided not to let herself be filmed anymore, and that’s what happened. This, too, is a topic we discuss in the movie.”