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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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En la puta vida
Made in Spanish

27-year-old Elisa's dreams of opening a beauty parlour in the poshest part of Montevideo go up in the air on finding herself with no roof, no lover, no job and no cash. Her best friend, Lulú, gets her a place in Doña Jaqueline's whorehouse, where she meets Plácido, head of the same setup in Spain. Elisa convinces Plácido to take her to Barcelona, where she realises she is being exploited. Marcelo, a young police superintendent, decides to arrest Plácido for the death of a Brasilian transvestite. At the trial, Elisa gives evidence against Plácido and returns to Uruguay with Marcelo. Stopped at Montevideo airport for falsifying documents, Marcelo manages to get her free by convincing the Spanish ambassador to put in a good word for her with the President of the Republic.
BEATRIZ FLORES SILVA Montevideo, 1956. After having studied Film Directing in Louvain (Belgium), she directed several shorts and a collective feature, Los siete pecados capitales, which she herself produced and wrote. Her first individual film, las lagartijas (1990), won the Award for Best Fiction at the Algarve Festival (Portugal). She returned to Uruguay in 1992 to make the telefilm, Pepita, winner of several international awards.
Beatriz Flores Silva
Beatriz Flores Silva, Janos J. Kovacsi
Francisco Gozón
Daniel Márquez
Carlos da Silveira
Mariana Santangelo, Silvestre, Josep Linuesa, Andrea Fantoni
Bavaria Film Intl. Bavaria Filmplatz 8 D-82031 Geiselgasteig Tel. 49 896 499 268
Running Time
96 m.
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