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.
- Original title: Las niñas
- International title: Schoolgirls
- Director: Pilar Palomero
- Year: 2020
- Length: 97 min
- Genre: Drama
- Country: Spain
- Dialogues: Spanish
Cast: Andrea Fandos Natalia de Molina Zoe Arnao Julia Sierra Francesca Piñón Leonor Bruna Ainara Nieto Elisa Martínez
Director’s biography: Born in Zaragoza (Spain). In 2013 Pilar began an MFA in filmmaking at Film Factory (Sarajevo) under the leadership of Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr. Before, she worked for several years as a screenwriter and film teacher. Her short films have been screened at festivals such as Warsaw International Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, DocLisboa, St. Louis International Film Festival, Festival de Cine de Huesca, Festival de Málaga, or Busan International Short Film Festival, among others. She is a Berlinale Talents 2017 and Sarajevo Talents 2016 alumni. She just finished her first feature film LAS NIÑAS, in competition at the Berlinale 2020 Generation KPlus, produced by Inicia Films and BTeam Pictures.