Alanis

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    Alanis

    Directed by

    Argentina

    2017

    82 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    Alanis works as a prostitute. She has a baby and, with her friend Gisela, shares the flat in which she lives and attends to her clients, until two municipal inspectors close down her home and arrest Gisela, accused of procurement. Let down by everybody, Alanis heads for her aunt’s place, across from the Plaza Miserere. From this mixed race and violent neighbourhood, Alanis struggles to recover her dignity, help her friend and take care of her son. She offers her services in the street, but even that has its own rules and Alanis must fight for her place.

    Awards

    • Silver Shell for Best Director - San Sebastián IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Sofía Gala Castiglione
    Dante Della Paolera
    Dana Basso
    Silvina Sabater
    Carlos Vuletich
    Screenplay
    Anahí Berneri
    Javier van de Couter
    Cinematography
    Luis Sens
    Editing
    Delfina Castagnino
    Andrés Pepe Estrada
    Music
    Nahuel Berneri
    Production
    VARSOVIA FILMS
    Sales
    FANDANGO
    Production
    LAURA CINE
    Production
    ROSAURA FILMS
    Anahí Berneri

    Anahí Berneri

    Argentina

    Anahí Berneri premiered her first film, A YEAR WITHOUT LOVE (2005) at the Berlinale, where she won the Teddy Award. ENCARNACION (2007) competed at the San Sebastian IFF, where it was acclaimed with the FIPRESCI prize. Her third film, IT'S YOUR FAULT (2010), premiered in Berlin IFF and landed the Best Director Award at the Lima Festival, while its leading lady, Érica Rivas, won the Jury Prize for Best Actress at the Turin FF. She returned to San Sebastian’s Official Selection in 2014 with AIRE LIBRE.