Film - International Independents Filmfest 2018


Directed by Anahí Berneri


Director: Anahí Berneri
Section: International Independents
Country: Argentina
Year: 2017
Language: Spanish
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Sofía Gala Castiglione, Dante Della Paolera, Dana Basso, Silvina Sabater, Carlos Vuletich



Alanis shares an apartment with her one-and-a-half-year-old son, Dante, and her "colleague" Gisela. The two women are prostitutes. One day, the police find out; Gisela is arrested and Alanis and her baby must find a new place to live. The story takes place in a migrant quarter of Buenos Aires, where any hope for a better future lies somewhere between assertiveness and illegal activity. Unsentimental and direct, this drama is less a critical study than an intimate family portrait (Dante is the real-life son of actress Sofía Gala Castigliones, who plays Alanis) of a mother with a fighting spirit who must earn a living.

Meet the director


Anahí Berneri

Anahí Berneri, born in Argentina in 1975, directs for film and theater. Her films approach gender topics from a realistic and intimate perspective. Berneri's feature-film debut, UN AÑO SIN AMOR (2005), received the Teddy Award at the Berlinale; her second film, ENCARNACIÓN (2007), the FIPRESCI Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. Berneri's film repertoire also includes POR TU CULPA (2010) and AIRE LIBRE (2014). Anahí teaches at the National School of Film Experimentation and Production and at the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts in Buenos Aires.


Screenplay: Javier Van De Couter, Anahí Berneri
Director of Photography: Luis Sens
Film Editor: Delfina Castagnino, Andres Pepe Estrada
Composer: Nahuel Berneri
Production Designer: Fernanda Chali
Costume Design: Roberta Pesci
Sound: Catriel Vildosola
Producer: Laura Huberman
Production Company: Varsovia Films
Co-Producer: Anahí Berneri, Javier Van de Couter, Laura Huberman
Co-Production Company: Laura Cine, Rosaura Films
World Sales: Fandango S.p.a.