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by Santiago Mitre


Paulina, 28, gives up a brilliant lawyer’s carrier, in order to dedicate herself to teaching in a depressed region in Argentina. In a rough environment, she sticks to her teaching mission and to her political engagement, accepting to sacrifice her boyfriend and the trust of her father, a powerful local judge. Upon her arrival, she is violently aggressed by a gang of young people, some of them being her own students. Despite the trauma and the inability to understand, Paulina will strive to stand for her convictions.

international title: Paulina
original title: La Patota
country: Argentina, Brazil, France
sales agent: Versatile
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Santiago Mitre
film run: 103'
release date: ES 27/11/2015, FR 13/04/2016, SE 4/11/2016
screenplay: Santiago Mitre, Mariano Llinas
cast: Dolores Fonzi, Oscar Martínez, Esteban Lamothe, Cristian Salguero
cinematography by: Gustavo Biazzi
film editing: Delfina Castagnino, Leandro Aste, Joana Collier
art director: Micaela Saiegh
music: Nicolás Varchausky
producer: Agustina Llambi Campbell, Fernando Brom, Santiago Mitre
production: Full House, Maneki Films, La Union de los Rios
distributor: Ad Vitam, Golem Distribución, Folkets Bio


main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2015Critic's Week
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2015
Horizontes Latinos
Tbilisi International Film Festival 2015 

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