VERA AND THE PLEASURE OF OTHERS
by Romina Tamburello & Federico Actis
Argentina, 2023, 103'
Vera discovers her own sexual desires as she listens to other people’s pleasure
17-year-old Vera divides her days between volleyball, school, and a secret hobby: she rents out an empty apartment to teenagers looking for a place to have sex. She steals the keys from her distracted mother, who manages different properties, and organises everything. The teenagers come and go, using the apartment for a few uninterrupted hours. Playing invisible, Vera stays behind the closed door; her own sexual desires unfolding as she listens to other people’s pleasure.
José Martínez Suárez Award for Best Direction - Mar del Plata IFF 2023
World Premiere: Tallinn Black Nights 2023
Mar del Plata IFF 2023
Cast & Crew
With: Luciana Grasso, Inés Estevez
Production company: PEZ CINE
Producer: Santiago King
Romina Tamburello & Federico Actis
Federico Actis is a director, screenwriter, and producer at Pez Cine. He directed the fiction short film ‘The Cable Cars’ and the documentary feature ‘The Architecture of Crime'. He has worked as a scriptwriter for cultural television at Santa Fe Signal and Encuentro Channel. Federico has also been selected to participate in the Berlinale Talent Campus. Currently, he is developing his next feature film, ‘The Men of the Plain’.
Romina Tamburello is an actress, screenwriter, and director. She is the author of the plays ‘Black Eyed Women’ and ‘Jet Lag’. Additionally, she works as a scriptwriter for the fiction series ‘Round’ and as a director of the short film ‘Rage,’ which has participated in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival. Furthermore, Romina wrote and directed the documentary series ‘Catalina, The Woman With The Flag’ for Encuentro Channel. Recently, she published her first novel, ‘The Devil's Widow’, and is currently working as the showrunner for its television adaptation.