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Carnival, someplace in Argentina. In order to prepare for the prestigious role of parade queen, 11-year-old Memi must undergo seemingly endless hours of dressing and makeup. All that’s left is to burden her little head with a spectacular crown. This focused movie portrays the resignation of a young girl submitting to injustice because of her parents’ ridiculous whims.
Carnival, someplace in Argentina. In order to prepare for the prestigious role of parade queen, 11-year-old Memi must undergo endless hours of dressing and makeup. All that remains is to burden her little head with a spectacular crown – but the graceful little girl has trouble carrying it. They say you have to suffer for beauty but who in such a case actually earns the accolades and enjoys the admiration? Isn’t Memi submitting to every adult injustice merely to fulfill her parents’ wishes? This spare movie focuses on a young face in which tension, fear, and resignation reflect the reverse side of a traditional event.
About the director
Manuel Abramovich (b. 1987, Buenos Aires, Argentina) studied cinematography at ENERC and attended Universidad Di Tella’s film lab. In 2012 he participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus, a weeklong workshop for young filmmakers. To date he has directed four short films: the documentaries Heladeras (2009), Mesa 17 (2013), and The Queen (2013), and the drama Nubes (2012). At present he is finishing work on his first feature-length documentary Solèy.
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About the film
|Section:||Documentary Films - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Manuel Abramovich, Juan Renau|
|Editor:||Iara Rodriguez Vilardebó|
Iara Rodriguez Vilardebó