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Las niñas Quispe / The Quispe Girls

A film by Sebastián Sepúlveda

Chile/France/Argentina, Drama, 2013
83 min, Digital HD, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Director Sebastián Sepúlveda in attendance

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


Based on a true story that occurred in 1974, this is the tale of sisters Justa, Lucia, and Luciana Quispe, shepherds in the Chilean altiplano who lead a solitary life. A visitor brings news about a law that might change their way of living. This event forces the women to question their existence and relentlessly brings them to a tragic end. LAS NIÑAS QUISPE features the talented Francisca Gavlián (VIOLETA SE FUE A LOS CIELOS) and Catalina Saavedra (LA NANA). This is director Sebastián Sepúlveda’s return to Cine Las Americas after a successful screening of O AREAL in 2010.

Regional Premiere


About the director

Sebastian Sepulveda wSebastián Sepúlveda was born in Concepción, Chile in 1972. After eighteen years spent between Europe and South America, he returned to Chile in 1990. He studied Editing at EICTV in Cuba and Screenplay at La Fémis in Paris. In addition to his work as a screenwriter (YOUNG AND WILD) and editor (LA LEON), in 2008 he directed the documentary O AREAL (THE SANDPIT) before beginning work on LAS NIÑAS QUISPE. 


Producer: Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín
Production Companies: Fabula, Dolce Vita Films, Cinema Uno
Screenwriter: Sebastián Sepúlveda, based on LAS BRUTAS by Juan Radrigán
Cinematographer: Inti Briones
Editor: Santiago Otheguy
Sound Design: Loic Prian
Cast: Digna Quispe, Catalina Saavedra, Francisca Gavilán, Alfredo Castro, Segundo Araya

Print Source: Fabula,



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