Primas (2018)

Director: Laura Bari

Running time: 100 minutes

Year: 2018

Genre: documentary

Language: spanish

2017 Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata, Argentina - Prix du public

2018 DOXA, Canada - Grand Prix du Jury

2018 True/False Film Festival, US - True Life Fund Award

2017 Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montreal, Canada - Mention spéciale —Compétition nationale longs métrages

2017 IDFA - International Documentary Festival Amsterdam - compétition internationale longs métrages

2018 IF Istanbul Independent Film Festival, Turkey - Jury Award

2018 One World - Int. Human Rights Documentary Film Festival - Mention spéciale du Jury

2018 Millenium Documentary Film Festival, Belgium - Mention spécial du Jury

2018 Hotdocs, Canada

2018 Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece

Primas is an evocation portrait of two cousins, Rocío and Aldana, Argentinian teenagers who, in the wake of heinous acts of violence that interrupted their childhoods, will free themselves from the shadows of their past.

Traveling in Argentina and Montreal the girls come of age having revelatory experiences in their everyday lives; learning dance, mime, theatre, circus and visual arts.

They express through their bodies what only their imagination, their unique perspective and their unshakable resilience can reveal.

“Primas is a stirring tribute to the deep strength of vulnerable yet resilient women.”
— Bruno Dequen, RIDM