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Paulina

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Available on Blu-ray and DCP

Paulina (Dolores Fonzi, PLATA QUEMADA), the daughter of an eminent left-wing judge, suspends her legal education and the prospects of a promising political career to travel to an indigenous community of extreme poverty on Argentina’s border with Paraguay and Brazil.

She is determined to nurture ‘from the inside’ a project of civil rights education, but her Guarani-speaking high-school students resist her civics lessons – and she quickly learns that gaining their trust won’t be an easy task.

These subtly illuminating encounters reverberate in the aftermath of the central event of the film – a harrowing sexual assault by a group of young men. Paulina‘s unfathomable actions, and the limits of social justice, are examined unflinchingly in this ‘social thriller’ of will and sacrifice.

Quotes:

“A powerhouse lead actress … Ms. Fonzi presence, arresting and often silent, speaks volume.”
The New York Times

“A timely social thriller with massive implications.”
– Indiewire

“Played with stoic implacability by Dolores Fonzi … Against the patriarchy, Paulina persists.”
Slant Magazine

“A fierce performance from Dolores Fonzi.”
– Variety

“Dolores Fonzi creates a character of such relatable compassion and political concern that her behavior feels believable.  A well-constructed movie that lets its ideas take center stage. It won’t easily be forgotten.
High-Def Digest

Description

PAULINA

Drama, Argentina/Brazil/France, 2015, 103 min
Spanish with English subtitles
Formats: DCP, Blu-ray
Director: Santiago Mitre (EL ESTUDIANTE, 2011)
Screenplay: Santiago Mitre, Mariano Llinás
Cast: Dolores Fonzi, Oscar Martinez, Esteban Lamothe

Awards
Grand Prize, Cannes Film Festival (Critics’ Week – 2015)
FIPRESCI Prize, Cannes Film Festival (Critics’ Week – 2015)
Horizons Award, San Sebastián Int’l Film Festival
Grand Jury Prize, Miami International Film Festival
Torino FIlm Festival – Special Jury Award

Best Actress Winner
– Dolores Fonzi –

Premio Fenix (Mexico’s Academy Awards)
Beijing International Film Festival
Premio ACE 2017
Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema
Platino Ibero-American Film Award
Argentinean Film Critics Association
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina
Torino Film Festival

Theatrical Dates

Theatrical Dates

New York – June 23, 2017 – Spectacle Theatre
Chicago – August 11, 2017 – Facets Cinematheque
Miami – September 15, 2017 – Tower Theater

Trailer

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Quotes

“Recalling Greta Scacchi in her cold gaze, Fonzi’s Paulina is a complex characterization of a woman at a perilous crossroads.”
IonCinema

“A psychologically nuanced exploration of political idealism.”
– Sight and Sound

Reviews

“A powerhouse lead actress … Ms. Fonzi presence, arresting and often silent, speaks volume.”
The New York Times

“A timely social thriller with massive implications.”
– Indiewire

” Played with stoic implacability by Dolores Fonzi … Against the patriarchy, Paulina persists.”
Slant Magazine

“Recalling Greta Scacchi in her cold gaze, Fonzi’s Paulina is a complex characterization of a woman at a perilous crossroads.”
IonCinema

“A psychologically nuanced exploration of political idealism.”
– Sight and Sound

“A fierce performance from Dolores Fonzi.”
– Variety

“Dolores Fonzi creates a character of such relatable compassion and political concern that her behavior feels believable. ‘Paulina’ is a well-constructed movie that lets its ideas take center stage. It won’t easily be forgotten by those who dare to confront it.”
High-Def Digest

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