A CICATRIZ BRANCA

WHITE SCAR

By Margarita LEDO

NÓS, PRODUCTORA CINEMATOGRÁFICA GALEGA, S.L. - as PROD

First film - Completed 2012

From the parameters of heritage cinema, White Scar establishes a link with a core social fact in the 20th century, migration, in this case as diverse experience of one of the most fragile groups and only partially visible, the women.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • SPAIN, ARGENTINA
    • Languages
    • Other, SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 92 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Margarita LEDO
    • Writer(s)
    • Margarita LEDO
    • Producer(s)
    • Margarita LEDO (Nós, Productora Cinematográfica Galega, S.L), Vanessa RAGONE (Haddock Films, S.R.L.)
    • Synopsis
    • Throughout the first half of the 20th century, thousands of women left Galicia alone to go to America. Many of them were illegal, carrying on documents that forged their age and even their identity. Common stories as Merce’s, set aside for going into service, and from night to morning, dismissed. With nowhere to go or no one to ask for help, Merce spends three days and three nights at the Constitution Station (Estación Constitución) where her life is linked to other emigrants’ lives. On a par with a job at the factory Mil8, Merce gets married, attends financial classes in some of the Galician Societies when finally comes a day that the rule is shattered by something as simple as being captivated by a situation which is hard for her to name.
      The characters that plot the story of A cicatriz branca have totally different origins, to a certain degree all immigrants are at the same time. They are here and there, belong to that time and also invade the present; sometimes it is the imaginary that survives together with a strange capacity to recognize/bear the loss while an inner journey is developed which, as every journey, changes their behavior, and with it their instincts.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Apr 01, 2011
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