Torino Film Festival

Micaela Gonzalo – La Chica Nueva #TFF39

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6 min. and 18 sec.

A film about fitting in, feminism and self-affirmation shot in Patagonia, but not the tourists side of it.

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6 min. and 18 sec.

PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Micaela Gonzalo, director of the film La Chica Nueva.

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Micaela Gonzalo talks about her intentions while filming La Chica Nueva, in competition at Torino Film Festival 39. She had a clear idea of the issues she wanted to address and the kind of film making she needed to perform in order to get that result. Let’s hear it form her voice.

La Chica Nueva: Jimena travels to Río Grande, on the island of Tierra del Fuego, the extreme south of Argentina, on a quest to join her half-brother Mariano. She has almost no money for her ticket but manages to finally arrive there, with the hope she will do better in that manufacturing region. The wind, the cold and the complex economic crisis form the background in which Jimena will develop her empathy and sense of belonging with regards to the people around her, as well as where she will learn to acknowledge and finally accept herself.

  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Micaela Gonzalo
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    La Chica Nueva
  • Festival section
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