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|Thursday, June 1, 2023||TCL Chinese Theaters Auditorium 3||6:45 PM PDT||BUY TICKETS|
Directed by Clara Cullen
Argentina | 70 min | 2022
Manuela, a Latin nanny with a dubious past, finds an unlikely connection with a defiant two year old she's hired to look after.
Manuela, a Latin American immigrant, walks through the empty streets of Los Angeles, scouring the area for work. She arrives at a job interview at a large house in an affluent neighborhood and is greeted by a cold businesswoman looking for a nanny for her daughter, Alma. After getting the job, Manuela meets Alma, who is initially resistant to her. Alma's mother, Ellen, is never around. She occasionally talks to them through the security camera. While Ellen is gone on a business trip, Manuela and Alma create an undeniable maternal bond. But the days go by, and they still haven't heard from Ellen. Manuela will discover that her entire world has been altered, and must make an impossible decision.
Clara Cullen, Argentina 1986, studied film at Universidad del Cine in BA and Documentary Film-making at Parson's University in NYC. Clara's work was shown in the Biennial of Moving Image in BA at the Faena Art Center in 2017. Clara presented her latest short doc "Lost and Found" in Visions de Réel, Indie Lisboa and SEMINCI in 2021."
|Type of Film||Feature|
|Country of Origin||Argentina|
|Year Film Was Completed||2022|
|Produced by||Helena Martel Seward, Clara Cullen, Julia Solomonoff|
|Written by||Clara Cullen|
|Edited by||Valeria Racioppi, Lauren Cabanas|
|Music by||Aska Matsumiya|
|Sound Design||Lena Esquenazi|
|Main Cast||Barbara Lombardo, Alma Farago, Sophie Buhai, Ellen Leeb|