Archive of films Miriam Lies / Miriam miente

Dominican Republic / Spain
2018, 90 min

Section: Official Selection - Competition
Year: 2018

Shy girl Miriam is waiting to celebrate her 15th birthday and she wants to invite her guy. So far they’ve only chatted online, and the anticipated blind date only complicates things. A gentle picture about the uncertainties of growing up, girls’ competitiveness, and the demands of others, which can all be confusing when you’re young.


Miriam is waiting to celebrate her 15th birthday. Her mother Tere is looking forward to being introduced to her boyfriend, whom the girl met online. At their first meeting, however, shy Miriam can’t overcome her embarrassment and show him who she really is. Although her father is black, she suddenly doesn’t know how to tell her mother that Jean-Louis isn't white either – and certainly not the son of the French cultural attaché, as Tere idealizes him to be. This gentle film, about the uncertainties of growing up, girls’ competitiveness, and the confusing demands of others, profits from a lyrical style while allowing the talented Dulce Rodríguez to shine in the role of a sheepish girl hemmed in by social expectations.

Sandra Hezinová

About the director

Natalia Cabral (b. 1981, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) and Oriol Estrada (b. 1983, Capellades, Catalonia). Joint filmography: You and Me (2014, doc.), Site of Sites (2016, doc.)


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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Official Selection - Competition
Director: Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada
Screenplay: Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada
Dir. of Photography: Israel Cárdenas
Music: Ernesto Paredano
Editor: Oriol Estrada, Aina Calleja, Natalia Cabral
Art Director: Mónica de Moya
Producer: Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada
Production: Faula Films
Coproduction: Mallerich Films
Cast: Dulce Rodríguez, Carolina Rohana, Pachy Méndez, Frank Perozo, Vicente Santos
Sales: Latido Films


Oriol Estrada

Film Director

Natalia Cabral

Film Director

Paco Poch

Journalist, Co-producer

Marta Hernando

Sales Agent

Jordi Comellas


Dulce Esther Rodríguez Castillo



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