• synopsis

    Estela is a 12 year old girl who has just fallen crazy in love with a young police cadet who wants to run away with her and get married. Trying to achieve this dream, her family will have to live the violence that is devastating the region.

  • cast and crew

    cast Armado Espitia, Linda González, Juan Eduardo Palacios, Reina Torres, Ramón Álvarez


    writers Gabriel Reyes, Amat Escalante

    director Amat Escalante

    dop Lorenzo Haerman

    editor Natalia López

    set and costume design Daniela Schneider

    commissioning editor Meinolf Zurhorst

    producers Jaime Romandía, Fiorella Moretti, Eva Eisenloeffel, Jean Labadie, Titus Kreyenberg


    in coproduction with Mantarraya Producciones, Le Pacte and Lemming Film

    in collaboration with ARTE

    funded by Film und Medienstiftung NRW, Dutch Film Fund, Eficine, Fond Sud


    distribution temperclay / unafilm

    sales agent NDM

  • festivals and awards

    Best Director in Cannes 2013, Best Film at Munich Film Fest, Best Intl. Feature Montreal, Best Film Festival de Lima .


    Official competition in Cannes 2013

    Munich Film Fest, Karlovy Vary, Toronto, Sarajevo, San Sebastian, Festival de Lima, Moscow IFF