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    Paulina

    La patota

    Directed by

    Argentina, Brazil, France

    2015

    103 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    Paulina, 28, gives up a brilliant lawyer's carrier, in order to dedicate herself to teaching in a depressed region in Argentina. In a rough environment, she sticks to her teaching mission and to her political engagement, accepting to sacrifice her boyfriend and the trust of her father, a powerful local judge. Upon her arrival, she is violently aggressed by a gang of young people, some of them being her own students. Despite the trauma and the inability to understand, Paulina will strive to stand for her convictions.

    Awards

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    • Nespresso Grand Prize - La Semaine de la Critique
    • Best Screenplay - Lima FF
    • Horizontes Award, EZAE Youth Award, TVE-Another Look Award - San Sebastián IFF
    • Best Actress (Dolores Fonzi) - Biarritz Amérique Latine FF
    • Best Actress (Dolores Fonzi) - Fénix Film Awards
    • Special Jury Prize, Best Actress (Dolores Fonzi) - Torino FF (Torino 33)
    • FIPRESCI Award - Cannes IFF
    • Lexus Ibero-American Feature Film Grand Jury Prize - Miami IFF
    • Best Actress (Dolores Fonzi) - Platino Prize

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Cast
    Dolores Fonzi
    Oscar Martinez
    Esteban Lamothe
    Cristian Salguero
    Screenplay
    Santiago Mitre
    Mariano Llinas
    Cinematography
    Gustavo Biazzi
    Editing
    Delfina Castagnino
    Leandro Aste
    Joana Collier
    Music
    Nicolás Varchausky
    Sales
    VERSATILE
    Production
    LA UNION DE LOS RIOS
    Production
    FULL HOUSE

    Press

    Mitre shoots in an uninflected, stripped-down style similar to that of Pablo Trapero (for whom he’s worked as a screenwriter), requiring close attention.

    Ben Kenigsberg, Variety

    Driven by a powerfully internalized performance from Dolores Fonzi.

    David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

    Santiago Mitre

    Santiago Mitre

    Argentina

    Political spaces are always about dialogue: what you are saying and how you are saying it.

    Born and raised in Buenos Aires in 1980, Santiago Mitre expresses his talents as screenwriter and director. Teaming up with Pablo Trapero, he penned LEONERA (2008), selected in competition at the Festival de Cannes and CARANCHO (2010) and ELEFANTE BLANCO (2012) both selected in Un Certain Regard. In 2011 he cofounded La Union de los Rios, directed his first feature film, THE STUDENT, which went on winning the Special Cine+ Jury Prize in Locarno as well as multiple prizes around the world. The medium length LOS POSIBLES, co-directed with Juan Onofri Barbato premiered in BAFICI in April. His second feature film, PAULINA, won the Nespresso Grand Prize at La Semaine de la Critique. His 2017 film THE SUMMIT screened in Un Certain Regard at the 70th Festival de Cannes.

    Selected Filmography