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Reinas / Majesty

A film by Ana Endara Mislov

Panama, Satire/Culture/Social Issue Documentary, 2013
65 min, HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)


A playful yet critical exploration of a singularly Panamanian phenomenon, REINAS ushers us into the spectacular, strange and stressful world of queen ceremonies. Not the same as beauty pageants, queen ceremonies are a widespread custom and an integral part of Panamanian folklore. These queens symbolize the festive national spirit as thousands are crowned each year and many more only dream of this honor. But these ceremonies also promote a very particular, potentially troubling idea of womanhood. After premiering at the Panama International Film Festival, where it won the Grolsch Discovery Award in 2013, REINAS has continued on a successful festival run, including BACIFI and the Chicago Latino Film Festival.

Regional Premiere

About the director

Ana Endara Mislov wAna Endara Mislov was born in Panamá. She is a graduate of Cuba’s EICTV de San Antonio de Los Baños. Her first feature-length documentary, CURUNDÚ (2007), has screened at several film festivals around the world, including the Biarrtiz Film Festival in France, and won Best Editing at the Icaro Film Festival in Guatemala. Ana is currently developing two other projects.


Producer: Ana Endara Mislov
Production Companies: Mansa Productora
Screenwriter: Ana Endara Mislov
Cinematographer: Ana Endara Mislov, Francisco Málaga, Raphael Salazar
Editor: Victor Mares
Sound Design: José Rommel Tuñón
Music: Señor Loop

Print Source: Ana Endara Mislov,



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