A film by Alfredo Soderguit
Uruguay/Colombia, Animation/Family Friendly/Comedy, 2013
80 min, HD 2K, Color
Spanish with English subtitles
This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)
Anina Yatay Salas — her name made up of three palindromes — gets teased a lot at school. When she’s caught fighting with her enemy Yisel, an overweight girl Anina calls the “she elephant,” each of them is given a black envelope with a punishment written inside, but they’re not allowed to open it for a week. ANINA has been winning awards on the festival circuit, including the Audience Award for Best Pictures at BAFICI in 2013 and Best Direction at the International Film Festival of Cartagena.
About the director
At eighteen, Alfredo Soderguit received an Honorable Mention in the National Educational Video Competition for an animated clip based on fragments of Ernest Hemingway’s work. In 1999, his illustrations were exhibited at the international Biennial of Illustration Bratislava, one of the world’s most important exhibitions. He has illustrated almost forty books; one of them is ANINA YATAY SALAS, the book that inspired the film ANINA.
Producer: Julián Goyoaga, Germán Tejeira, Jhonny Hendrix
Production Companies: Palermo Estudio, Raindogs Cine, Antorcha Films
Screenwriter: Federico Ivanier
Cinematographer: Alejo Schettini, Sebastián Santana
Editor: Julián Goyoaga, Germán Tejeira
Sound Design: Camilo Montilla, Sergio Stempniewicz
Music: Bruno Boselli, Gastón Otero
Cast: Federica Lacaño, Lucía Parrilla, Guillermina Pardo, César Troncoso, María Mendive, Roberto Suárez, Petru Valensky, Cristina Morán, Marcel Keoroglián, Florencia Zabaleta, Gimena Fajardo