LAS MALAS LENGUAS

SWEET & VICIOUS

By Juan Paulo LASERNA

MOTIVO FILMS - as PROD

First film - Completed 2015

"Las Malas Lenguas" is the story of MANUELA a young woman, only daughter of wealthy Colombian parents who in an unhappy relationship, but in love with her best friend. She sets out to breaks the silence about abortion and homosexuality in one of Latin America's most conservative societies

Festivals
& Awards

Los Angeles Film Festival 2015
Official Selection, World Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • COLOMBIA, USA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 86 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Juan Paulo LASERNA
    • Writer(s)
    • Juan Paulo LASERNA
    • Producer(s)
    • Maja ZIMMERMANN
    • Synopsis
    • MANUELA is an only child of wealthy, devoted and well-meaning parents who are part of Colombia’s high-society. She has an ambitious boyfriend and her best friend ADRIANA to confide in. Despite appearances, Manuela’s perfect smile is as superficial as the lifestyle for which she has been groomed. A secret love for Adriana boils inside of her and as the film progresses; the façade of her pristine life begins to crumble. The news of her unexpected pregnancy sets her on a collision course with her deepest desire and a society that keeps her in a mold she desperately wants to escape. When she finally begins to rebel against the social confinement of her elite upbringing, Manuela clashes against her family’s expectations for her future trajectory.

      Las Malas Lenguas is a Colombian film that breaks the silence about abortion and homosexuality in one of Latin America's most conservative societies. It gives unprecedented access into the world of Colombia's elite and through Manuela's journey it offers a glimpse of the maddening atmosphere created when modernity and wealth coexist with third world problems and sensibilities.
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