The always charming, perfect and spoiled Sofia, the queen bee of her group of friends, faces the unimaginable, her social decay. It’s 1982 and a big economic crisis is hitting Mexico. Sofia will have to maintain the appearances but her fall not only will be inevitable, it will also acknowledge what is lost when the money is gone.
- Special Jury Prize - Cinélatino
- Grand Prix - Fribourg IFF
- Special Jury Prize (Ibero-American Competition) - Seattle IFF
- Ilse Salas
- Cassandra Cinagherotti
- Paulina Gaitán
- Flavio Medina
- Alejandra Márquez Abella
- Monika Revilla
- Dariela Ludlow
- Miguel Schverdfinger
- Tomás Barreiro
- WOO FILMS
It’s a cool, contained piece of social and cultural criticism. Exquisitely observed, Márquez Abella’s sophomore feature remains more analytical than wholly engaging.
Márquez Abella employs a supple visual style to convey the seductive charm of the characters' ostentatious milieu and the graceful flexibility they need to navigate it.
Swirling camera work and chronological jumps quietly tighten the screw while the art direction provides continual delight: The Good Girls is, among things, a deliciously precise critique of 1980s fashion.
Film gives the possibility to materialize the intangible - a concept, a mental process, a feeling, even a soul.
Alejandra Márquez Abella was born in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, and raised in Mexico City. She studied film at the Centre d’Estudis Cinematographics de Catalunya in Barcelona. Her films include the shorts 5 MEMORIES (2009) and PERRA (2012), and the documentary feature MAL DE TIERRA (2011). Her debut fiction feature, SEMANA SANTA (2015), made its world premiere at the Toronto IFF. THE GOOD GIRLS (2018) is her latest film. It also premiered at Toronto, and went on to play festivals around the world, earning a Special Jury Prize from Cinélatino, the Grand Prix from Fribourg IFF and many more accolades.