The Good Girls

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    The Good Girls

    Las Niñas Bien

    Directed by

    Mexico

    2018

    102 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    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.

    Awards

    • Special Jury Prize - Cinélatino
    • Grand Prix - Fribourg IFF
    • Special Jury Prize (Ibero-American Competition) - Seattle IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Ilse Salas
    Cassandra Cinagherotti
    Paulina Gaitán
    Flavio Medina
    Screenplay
    Alejandra Márquez Abella
    Monika Revilla
    Cinematography
    Dariela Ludlow
    Editing
    Miguel Schverdfinger
    Music
    Tomás Barreiro
    Production
    WOO FILMS
    Sales
    LUXBOX

    Press

    It’s a cool, contained piece of social and cultural criticism. Exquisitely observed, Márquez Abella’s sophomore feature remains more analytical than wholly engaging.

    Stephen Whitty, Screen Daily

    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.

    Ben Sachs, The Chicago Reader

    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.

    Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail

    Alejandra Márquez Abella

    Alejandra Márquez Abella

    Mexico

    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.

    Selected Filmography