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FILMS

Little Red Riding Hood

Scufița Roșie

74 films in 13 categories
Tatiana Mazú González
Argentina
93'


2019
Photo Film

V.O.

Spanish

subtitles

English, Romanian


Original Title

Caperucita Roja

CATEGORY

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

synopsis

An unexpected result of feminist campaigns over time is that, oftentimes, the older generations don’t understand the revolt of the younger ones: for many belonging to the former, the battle is already won; and truly, in many countries, the living and working conditions of women improved significantly and, at least in theory, they are regarded as equal in rights and opportunities with men. This is the perspective defended by Juliana, director Tatiana Mazú González’s grandmother. Under the observant eye of her niece’s camera, she depicts her childhood, spent working for some relatives who used to mistreat her, then her youth, spent in the service of the high bourgeoisie of the region, as a babysitter, and, finally, the emancipation, when she makes up her mind to earn her own living in Buenos Aires by making use of her sewing skills. This brave decision didn’t bring her wealth and well-being, she still had to keep on fighting against unfair or abusive employers – generally speaking, each stage of her life was marked by hurdles, to such a degree that Need became a character in the stories she told her children. In one of the most eloquent moments of the film, Juliana, illumined only by the the flashlight shone on her by her niece, rebels against what she deems as the lower class’ thoughtlessness of continuing to have many children, despite their current access to sex education and contraceptive methods. After her rant, which her niece disputes mildly, the young woman confesses that she had been pregnant too, but she had an abortion because she didn’t want a child. The old lady falls silent, confronted with the complexity of the female condition, that doesn’t end with solving the most visible issues - which, in any case, can come back around anytime, for instance if the political regime changes - a complexity which becomes apparent only when it takes the shape of a person dear to you. (by Liri Alienor Chapelan)

* Adopted by: Feminist front

awards and festivals

Valladolid International Film Festival 2020

Tiempo de Historia Award for Best Documentary - Special Mention
Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones 2020
Festival CinéLatino Rencontres de Toulose 2020Tr
anscinema Festival Internacional de Cine Peru 2019
FIDOCS - Santiago Documentary Film Festival, Chile 2018 - Special Mention

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