Vicenta

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Film Info
Runtime:69
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Argentina
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:Spanish
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
By Program - Sort:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Crime & the Justice System
Disability
Families & Family Stories
Latin American Cultures & Issues
Women & Women's Stories
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Darío Doria
Producer(s):Felicitas Raffo
Pamela Livia
Executive Producer(s):Felicitas Raffo
Voiceover:Liliana Herrero
Writer(s):Luis Camardella
Darío Doria
Florencia Gattari
Editor(s):Darío Doria
Cinematography:Darío Doria
Sound:Federico Esquerro

Description

Amid Argentina's oppressive abortion laws unfolds the harrowing human rights story of Vicenta, who discovers that her 16-year-old daughter Laura, who is mentally and physically disabled, has been raped by her uncle and is now pregnant. With few resources, isolated in her fight, Vicenta attempts to navigate a political system with extreme views against abortion that impact medical systems so severely that the doctors express they cannot perform the abortion without the "father's" consent. Desperate, she takes her story to air on television. As mass pro-choice and anti-abortion demonstrations ensue, three women emerge from the shadows to support her cause, taking her case to the UN. Acclaimed director Darío Doria takes an unconventional approach to filmmaking by using Plasticine models infused with live-action news clips. With subtle shifts of light and controlled camera movements, he powerfully conveys the deep emotion of the characters in this poignant story of human tragedy and political scandal. Heather Haynes

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