Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

Paulina
(La Patota)

 

Year: 2015
Country: ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, FRANCE
Run Time: 103 minutes

Paulina
Paulina
Paulina

With her Ph.D. nearly complete and a promising law career in Buenos Aires, Paulina is on the path to success. To the shock and dismay of her father, a prominent judge, she announces her plan to set all this aside in order to teach at an impoverished suburban school. She believes it is the right thing to do, and nobody can dissuade her. After only a short time at this new job, Paulina is attacked one night and brutally raped by a gang. She soon discovers who attacked her and that she may be pregnant as a result. This sets in motion a series of nearly incomprehensible decisions on her part. As her father struggles to keep his daughter's life and career intact, Paulina begins making choices that may be pulling her deeper into danger. It seems she has a plan. PAULINA explores the thin lines between morality and self-preservation, survival and sacrifice. Is the shock of her assault fueling a delusion, or is there a deeper meaning to actions nobody else can understand? (In Spanish with subtitles) –C.R.

CIFF40 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11:40 AM

Friday, April 01, 2016 at 9:25 PM

Sidebars
Cinema en Español
Women of the World

Procuders
Agustina Llambi Campbell, Fernando Brom, Santiago Mitre, Lita Stantic, Didar Domehri, Laurent Baudens, Gaël Nouaille, Axel Kuschevatzky, Walter Salles, Ignacio Viale

Director
Santiago Mitre

Santiago Mitre was born in 1980 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is an actor, writer, producer, and director. He has received numerous nominations and awards.

Filmography
"The Student" (2011), PAULINA (2015)

Screenwriting
Santiago Mitre, Mariano Llinás

Cinematography
Gustavo Biazzi

Editing
Delfina Castagnino, Leandro Aste, Joana Collier

Principal Cast
Dolores Fonzi, Oscar Martinez, Esteban Lamothe, Cristian Salguero, Verónica Llinás, Laura López Moyano, Ezequiel Diaz, Andrea Quattrocchi, Silvina Savater

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