by Daniela Seggiaro
Argentina 2012, 83 min
„Lavenla awoley ta isla, manejla halawoley, tapta yhej ihisetlhalá.“
Your hair will be beautiful like the branches of a tree. Never let anyone cut it.
Yola’s thick, black hair that cascades down to her hips is her most precious trait. The young girl of Wichi origin is working as a housekeeper in a Catholic family with many children. Their stressed-out mother is obliged to throw an extravagant Quinceañera, a party that the entire village will never forget, for her daughter Antonella. The garden, the food, the dress and the girl’s hair – everything needs to be perfect. When for that occasion, Yola has her hair unjustly cut, the overcharged mother unknowingly destroys the girl’s ties with the family.
Cast & Crew
Rosmeri Segundo, Ximena Banús, Víctor Hugo Carrizo, Camila Romagnolo
Production: Vista Sur Films
World Premiere: Berlinale Generation 2012
South American Premiere: BAFICI 2012
North American Premiere: Seattle IFF 2012
Best Film Award - Rabat FF 2013,
Latin Angel Jury Award - LAFF Utrecht FF 2013,
Best Cinematography (Willi Behnisch) - Within the family IFF 2012,
Best Actress (Ximena Banus) - Mar del Plata 2012
Montgolfière d’argent Award - Festival des 3 Continents 2012
FIPRESCI Award (Best Latin American Film) - Rio IFF 2012
Sound and Image Designer, graduated in UBA (Buenos Aires University). , Currently living in Salta, in the north of Argentina, where she was born in 1979.
Within her audiovisual works we find documentaries, animated short films and institutionals.
She carries out documentary films with historic and anthropologic content for several institutions and is also responsible for various independent documentary projects.
She recently finished directing her first fiction film: Nosilatiaj. Beauty for which she herself wrote the script. (Opera Prima INCAA, Produced by Alvaro Urtizberea, Vista Sur Films)