The Quispe Girls
Based on a true story that occurred in 1974, THE QUISPE GIRLS is the tale of the sisters Justa, Lucia and Luciana Quispe, shepherds in the Chilean altiplano, who lead a solitary life. The recent death of a fourth sister and news from abroad, forces the women to embark on an existential quest that will relentlessly bring them to a tragic end.
Fabula, Swipe Films
"We shot the film in the place where the Quispe sisters lived, 4000 meters above sea level, in the arid mountains of the altiplano. We documented their way of life: an ascetic and primeval world, completely out of touch due to both its isolation and the period that Chile was going through. The spaces that we shot, all part of these shepherdess’ everyday life, are unique. The subjects that the plot touches upon – femininity in an austere world and the end of a way of life – are, in my opinion, universal."
Cast: Digna Quispe, Catalina Saavedra, Francisca Gavilán
Screenplay: Sebastián Sepúlveda, Original von/ by: Juan Radrigán
Director of Photography: Inti Briones
Film Editor: Santiago Otheguy
Production Designer: Cristián Mayorga
Costume Design: Muriel Parra
Producer: Juan de Dios Larrain
Production Company: Fabula
Co-Producer: Pablo Larrain
World Sales: Swipe Films
Director: Sebastián Sepúlveda