By Martín SASTRE


Comedy - Completed 2010

Natalia, a talented girl growing at the 80s influenced by movies and soap operas, at the far and small city of Tacuarembó, Uruguay, discovers that being crowned as Miss Tacuarembó is her only chance in order to leave her boring town, and emigrate to a big city where she would be able to be a star.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Musical
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Martín SASTRE
    • Writer(s)
    • Martín SASTRE
    • Producer(s)
    • Diego ROBINO (Oriental Films), Jesús CORREDERA (Cool Shot Films), María ZANOCCHI (Oriental Films)
    • Synopsis
    • What would have happened if Madonna was born in Uruguay?
      Tacuarembó, a little town at the north of Uruguay, the smallest South American country, is the most similar thing to hell for Natalia, a very talented girl who dreams on being a star believing she was born in the wrong place.
      Under the influence of the 80´s culture, Natalia wants to be famous, and like many girls belonging to her generation, she finds referents at movies like ´Flashdance or soap opera like “Cristal“. However, the highest distinction she can seek at her native town is Miss Tacuarembó´s Crown.
      Natalia´s adult life goes on by animating and singing at Holyland, a Christian thematic park dedicated to the Bible in Buenos Aires, Argentina until the day that “Everything for a Dream”, a reality show promising to make viewers dreams come true, gets into her life with a great surprise: Natalia´s reunion with her mother after ten years who brings back all the unachieved childhood dreams that Natalia thought were already buried.
      Miss Tacuarembó is a tribute to all those children grown far from the places where their cultural referents and idols come from, but despite the adversities believe that someday their dreams will come true, because as the Flashdance´s central character says: “When you let you dream to die, you die with it”.
      Miss Tacuarembó could be a Musical, a Religious Musical, a Romantic or Classical Comedy, a Thriller, a Movie, or a Video clip, because that is precisely nawhat it is: everything a the same time. This is possibly a multi-genre audiovisual we could define as a Pop Comedy, directed to a viewers generation that used to a more dynamic and multi- referential narrative style.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Feb 01, 2010