LAS LINDAS

THE PRETTY ONES

By Melisa LIEBENTHAL

GENTIL - as PROD

First film - Completed 2016

“Why is being pretty so important? Why am I mistaken for a man?... Why does the look of the others matter so much?” From her personal experience, Melisa wonders about the construction of the feminine gender in an image-worshipping culture.

Festivals
& Awards

Rotterdam IFFR 2016
Bright Future Competition - BEST FILM
BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2016
Argentine Competition - BEST DIRECTOR
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • First film, Documentary
    • Countries
    • ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 77 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Melisa LIEBENTHAL
    • Producer(s)
    • Eugenia CAMPOS GUEVARA (Capataz Cine), Melisa LIEBENTHAL
    • Synopsis
    • Melisa (24) has five girlfriends from childhood whom she interviews. While shooting from behind the camera, she talks with them about their childhood and teenage experiences to try to deepen in the implications that being a woman had throughout their lives. These stories told in intimacy are compared alternatively with Melisa’s experience, (re)constructed from images from her personal archive along with a voice-over narration.  From this interrelation of testimonies, the film thinks, with humor and candidness, about the cultural construction of the female gender and tries to denature its “musts” and “musts not”, especially those related to the image.
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