Beauty  {Nosilatiaj. La Belleza}
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Nosilatiaj. La Belleza
Argentina, 2012, 83 Minute Running Time
Topics: Coming of Age, Latino
Program: New Voices/New Visions
Language: Spanish, Wichi Lhamtes English Sub-Titles

Awards: Winner: FIPRESCI Award, Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

Yola is a teenage maid from an indigenous people, the Wichi, working in a middle-class home in a village in northern Argentina to support her family. Her unique beauty is in her thick, black, waist-length hair. Yola’s employer, Sara, is in a bit of a frenzy, planning the ultimate quinceañera for her daughter Antonella. She takes both teenage girls to the beauty parlor and surreptitiously has Yola’s hair chopped off to above the shoulder, causing her to fall into illness and despair. The story is intercut with Yola’s effortlessly poetic, off-screen monologues in her native language, which reveal a specific, nature-based understanding of the world.

The debut feature from Daniela Seggiaro, Beauty won the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Latin American Film at the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival. Its central image is a powerful metaphor for the small-scale violence and lack of sensitivity toward indigenous people by Argentina’s dominant social class, but Seggiaro has a light and confident touch, and elegantly folds her strong polemic into an exquisitely subtle narrative, where characters and choices are far from black and white.

Director Daniela Seggiaro expected to attend both screenings

DIRECTOR: Daniela Seggiaro
Producer: Alvaro Urtizberea
Editor: Martin Mainoli, Ana Pollak, Daniela Seggiaro
Screenwriter: Daniela Seggiaro
Cinematographer: Willi Behnisch
Music: Fernando Subelza
Principal Cast: Rosmeri Segundo, Sasa Sharet, Ximena Banus, Camila Romagnolo, Risabel Mendoza, Victor Hugo Carrizo
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: m-appeal -

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