Short Film | 2010 | Austria

    Brief synopsis

    A job as a seamstress tempts Juana, a young Bolivian woman, to neighbouring Argentina. Her husband and child remain behind in their homeland. It doesn’t take long for the illusion of financial gain to burst – Juana is being exploited and must produce textiles for a luxury brand. Her employer’s demands become ever more absurd, working conditions become unbearable. When her son becomes ill, Juana starts making plans to return, but as far as her employer is concerned, leaving is not an option.


    director of photographyKlemens Hufnagl
    directorCatalina Molina
    editorMatthias Halibrand
    producerMatthias Halibrand
    producerCatalina Molina
    producerDavid Bohun
    producerKlemens Hufnagl
    executive producerDavid Bohun
    digital film compositorMatthias Halibrand

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    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Catalina Molina2010European Film AwardsBest ShortNominated
    Catalina Molina2010Deutscher MenschenrechtsfilmpreisFilmhochschuleWinner
    Catalina Molina2010film.riss Salzburg [at]Best FictionWinner
    Catalina Molina2010film.riss Salzburg [at]Arbeitswelten Filmpreis der AK SalzburgWinner