A film by Martín Shanly


Juana, a lonely pre-teen girl, attends an exclusive English school of Buenos Aires. She is unreachable for the teachers, disconcerting to her mother, indifferent to her schoolmates, and a steady customer of psychologists as well as other health specialist. Juana is a mystery for those around her. But she’s not indifferent to everything: some people and situations may offer her a solution to wake her up from that state.

“Como si de un Wes Anderson sin un estilo tan marcado se tratara, Martin Shanly retrata el microcosmos exclusivo en el que se mueve su protagonista con un conocimiento de causa que se hace palpable en los detalles. Es también a través de sutiles pinceladas […] como consigue un preciso perfil del desasosiego adolescente.” – Caimán Cuadernos de Cine

World Premiere in BAFICI (competition), FESAALP FF (Best Film award), Sao Paulo IFF (competition), Seville EFF (competition), Mar del Plata IFF, Malatya IFF (competition), Havana IFF (in competition), Buff FF (in competition), Diagonale, Flumen Fest, Barcelona Auteur FF a.o.


Juana: Rosario Shanly / Patricia: María Passo / Professora: Maria Inés Sancerni / Torcuato: Javier Burin Heras


Director, Writer: Martín Shanly / Cinematorgrapher: Roman Kasseroller / Editor: Javier Favot, Ana Godoy / Sound: Nahuel Palenque / Music: Juan Sorrentino / Art Director: Victoria Marotta, Mara Tacon / Producer: Lukas Valenta Rinner, Martin Shanly / Production Company: Nabis Filmgroup / Exec. Producers: Alexan Sarikamichian, Lukas Valenta Rinner

Original Title:Juana a los 12 / shot in 16mm/RED 4K. / available for screenings in DCP(2K) / color / image format 16:9 / 75min / sound format 5.1 / original language: spanish/english with spanish/english subtitles / Produced by Nabis Filmgroup /  Argentina, Austria 2014

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