Alanis works as a prostitute. She has a baby and, with her friend Gisela, shares the flat in which she lives and attends to her clients, until two municipal inspectors close down her home and arrest Gisela, accused of procurement. Let down by everybody, Alanis heads for her aunt’s place, across from the Plaza Miserere. From this mixed race and violent neighbourhood, Alanis struggles to recover her dignity, help her friend and take care of her son. She offers her services in the street, but even that has its own rules and Alanis must fight for her place.
Anahí Berneri premiered her first film, Un año sin amor (A Year Without Love, 2005) at the Berlinale, where she won the Teddy Award. Encarnación (2007) competed at the San Sebastian Festival, where it was acclaimed with the FIPRESCI prize. Her third film, Por tu culpa (It's Your Fault, 2010), premiered in Berlin and landed the Best Director Award at the Lima Festival, while its leading lady, Érica Rivas, won the Jury Prize for Best Actress at the Turin Festival. She returned to San Sebastian’s Official Selection in 2014 with Aire libre.