BLANQUITA

BLANQUITA

Directed by Fernando Guzzoni
Chile, México, Luxembourg, France, Poland | 99 min. 2022Spanish

Blanca, an 18-year-old foster home resident, is the key witness in a scandal involving kids, politicians and rich men taking part in sex parties. Yet, the more questions are asked, the less clear it becomes what Blanca’s role in the scandal exactly is.

Credits:

DIRECTOR: Fernando Guzzoni
SCREENPLAY: Fernando Guzzoni
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Benjamín Echazarreta
EDITING: Jarosław Kamiński, Soledad Salfate
ART DIRECTION: Natalia Geisse
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Estefania Larraín, Angela Leyton
COSTUME DESIGN: Francisca Román
SOUND DESIGN: José Miguel Enríquez Rivaud
SOUND ON SET: Federico González Jordán
MUSIC: Chloé Thevenin
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Quijote Films
CO-PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Varios Lobos, Tarantula, Bonne Pioche Cinema, Madants

WITH FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF: Ministerio de las Culturas, las Artes y el Patrimonio, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía, Film Fund Luxembourg, Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée, Hubert Bals Fund, Polish Film Institute

  • Fernando Guzzoni
    Fernando Guzzoni

Festivals & Awards

  • Venice International Film Festival / Orizzonti (Winner – Best Screenplay)
  • Busan International Film Festival

press quotes

“This may be one of the most emotionally moving films I’ve seen this year”
The Mail Newspaper by Chris Jones

“Blanquita manages to prove intense and powerful.”
Non Solo Cinema by Ilaria Falcone

“an atmospheric thriller (…) carried by an assured central performance”

“story, which delves into the very murkiest corners of Chilean society”

Screendaily by Wendy Ide

“if Guzzoni offers one chance for a breather, it’s the fact that his well-executed film is not exactly explicit – you hear the stories and the details, but you don’t have to see them. It’s a smart move, as this way, it will simply be seen by more people. Even those who are afraid of darkness, which might really be the whole point.”

“[Blanquita] is an interesting role, complex and difficult to pin down, and so is the whole movie, really. “

Cineuropa by Marta Bałaga

By creating a character with somewhat complicated nuances, Guzzoni avoids the more simplistic and obvious interpretation, the predictable “denouncement film” and turns it into something morally more gray but nonetheless quite powerful.
Micropsia Cine by Diego Lerer

“The direction, acting, score and cinematography are definitely the film’s strongest suit”
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“There are some stunning lines that are only made more haunting via the delivery of López who is excellent in the film.”
butteredpopcornmovies by Carson Timar

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Fernando Guzzoni

Fernando Guzzoni debuted in 2008 with the documentary La Colorina, with which he competed in the Films du Monde Festival in Montreal and for which he won the Best Director Award at the Santiago International Film Festival and Best Film at the Trieste Festival. His first fiction feature was Carne de Perro (Dog Flesh, 2012), written during a residency at the Cannes Festival, selected for more than 30 festivals and winner of awards at San Sebastian, Gothenburg, Havana, Punta del Este and Toulouse. His second feature Jesús premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and won a prize at San Sebastian’s New Directors competition.

Filmography:
Dog Flesh (2012) – fiction feature
Jesus (2016) – fiction feature
Blanquita (2020) – fiction feature