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Wandering Girl

Local title
Uitav tüdruk
Title in Russian
Странствущая девочка
Original title
Niña Errante
Director
Rubén Mendoza
Country
Colombia, France
Year
2018
Festival
PÖFF Online Cinema
Programme
PÖFF picks

Angela is 12 and has 3 step-sisters approaching their thirties; the four meet for the first time when summoned for the death of a charismatic waster: their daddy. Never lived with someone but her father, her sisters will leave Angela on the other side of the country with an aunt to prevent the social services from taking her in.

But in this voyage of mourning, Angela will experience new situations and feelings. Rubén Mendoza masterly dives in a ‘womanhood world’ and delivers a meaningful film that manages to convey a lot with little elements, in subtle, delicate manners. A road movie that goes from grief to a new awakening, a sweet coming of age showing some of the issues of Colombian society. A heartwarming movie that offers a deeply intimate and multi-layered story while going through the exuberant landscapes of the Latin America.

“Wandering Girl” has won the Grand Prix for best film at the Black Nights Film Festival in 2018.

Director
Rubén Mendoza
Screenwriter
Rubén Mendoza
Cast
Sofía Paz Jara, Carolina Ramírez, Lina Marcela Sánchez, María Camila Mejía
Producer
Daniel García
DoP
Sofía Oggioni, Rubén Mendoza
Composer
Las Ánez
Editor
Andrea Chignoli, Rubén Mendoza
Production
Día Fragma Fábrica de Películas SAS
Runtime
Language
Spanish
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