No me digas solterona

No me digas solterona / Don’t Call Me a Spinster

A film by Ani Alva Helfer

Opening Night Film

This film was screened as a part of the 2019 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF22)

With writer/director Ani Alva and executive producer Alex Pedemonte in attendance


No me digas solterona


Peru, Romantic Comedy, 2018
110 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Patricia is a 35-year-old hopeless romantic who discovers her long-time boyfriend Alonso has cheated on her with beautiful 20 year old Belén, just before their wedding. Patricia is forced to return to the ranks of single life where she will try to survive with the help of her close friends. To add to her troubles, her mother reminds her daily that she’s about to miss the boat. Ani Alva aimed to offer a fresh take on the classic romantic comedy. The film has been a success as it has been watched by almost 900 thousand viewers making Ani the first female director to achieve such success at the box office in Peru.

Regional Premiere


Ani Alva HelferAni Alva Helfer (1989) is a screenwriter, art and film director. She studied Film and Television at Palermo University in Buenos Aires and at the Monterrey Technical Institute. Six years ago she returned to Peru and began work at Big Bang Films Productions as producer, director, screenwriter, and project manager. At age 26 she made her first feature, EL BENEFICIO DE LA DUDA with Fiorella Rodríguez and Ricky Tosso, becoming the youngest female director in Peru. NO ME DIGAS SOLTERONA is her second feature which she co-wrote with her older sister.



Producer: Sandro Ventura Mantilla, Israel Carmen
Production Companies: Big Bang Films
Screenwriter: Ani Alva Helfer, Sandra Percich
Cinematographer: Hilda Melissa Holgín
Editor: Chemo Loli
Sound Design: Juan Torres Tapia
Music: Falcon Studios
Cast: Patricia Barreto, Angélica Aragón, Maricarmen Marín, Natalia Salas,

Print Source: Pedemonte Productions,