Las Niñas

Schoolgirls
Director
Pilar Palomero
Country
Spain
Year
2020
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Pilar Palomero
Cast
Andrea Fandos, Natalia de Molina, Zoé Arnao, Julia Sierra, Francesca Piñón, Ainara Nieto, Elisa Martinez, Carlota Gurpeguí, Jesusa Aldany, Mercé Mariné
Production
Inicia Films, Bteam Prods

Storyline

Prodded by the rebellious Brisa, puberty is awakening in twelve-year-old Celia. Quickly, the two become allies against the rigid rules of authority in the Catholic girls’ school. However, questions about the right bra, cool bands and sexy clothing cannot hide the urgent search for their own identity.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Berlin International Film Festival 2020
Generation Kplus
Málaga Film Festival 2020
Official Section to Competition
Golden Biznaga to the best Spanish Film
Silver Biznaga for the best Photography (Daniela Cajías)
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2020
Made in Spain
Valladolid International Film Festival (Seminci) 2020
Spanish Cinema
REC - Tarragona International Film Festival 2020
Special Screenings

Gaudí Awards 2021
Candidate for Film in Non-Catalan Language
13 Nominations:
Best film in a non-Catalan language - WINNER
Best Direction (Pilar Palomero) - WINNER
Best Screenplay (Pilar Palomero)
Best Female Lead (Andrea Fandos)
Best Supporting Actress (Natalia de Molina)
Best Photography (Daniela Cajías) - WINNER
Best Original Music (Carlos Naya)
Best Editing (Sofi Escudé)
Best Art Direction (Monica Bernuy)
Best Costume Design (Arantxa Ezquerro)
Best Makeup and Hairdressing (Carmen Arbues)
Best Sound (Amanda Villavieja, Alejandra Molina and Fernando Novillo) - WINNER
Best Production Management (Uriel Wisnia)
Forqué Awards 2021
Nominations:
Best fiction and/or animation feature film - WINNER
Best Female Performance (Andrea Fandos)
Cinema and Education in Values Award
Goyas Awards 2021
Candidate for:
Best Film - NOMINATION - WINNER
Best New Director (Pilar Palomero) - NOMINATION - WINNER
Best Original Script (Pilar Palomero) - NOMINATION - WINNER
Best Original Song (Lunas de papel, de Carlos Naya) - NOMINATION
Best Supporting Actress (Francesca Piñón, Natalia de Molina) - NOMINATION (Natalia de Molina)
Best Production Manager (Uriel Wisnia)
Best Cinematographer (Daniela Cajías) - NOMINATION - WINNER
Best Editing (Sofi Escudé) - NOMINATION
Best Artistic Director (Mónica Bernuy) - NOMINATION
Best Costume Design (Arantxa Ezquerro) - NOMINATION
Best Makeup and Hairstyling (Carmen Arbues)
Best Sound (Amanda Villavieja, Alejandra Molina, Fernando Novillo)
Best Special Effects (Anna Aragonès)
Feroz Awards 2021
Nominations:
Best Drama - WINNER
Best Direction (Pilar Palomero) - WINNER
Best Screenplay (Pilar Palomero) - WINNER
Best Leading Actress (Andrea Fandos)
Best Supporting Actress (Natalia de Molina)
Best Trailer
Platino Awards 2021
Nominations:
Best Iberoamerican fiction film.
Best Iberoamerican fiction feature film.
Best screenplay (Pilar Palomero).
Best photography direction.
Best art direction.
Best editing direction.

Releases

Spain (4 of September 2020)