Skip to content

MDC Calendar


Search events. View events.

All Categories

Submit Events

Upcoming MDC Events

Click for help in using calendar displays.

Advanced Search

(New Search)

Event Details
Add this event to my personal calendar.
Go Back
Paulina (La Patota)
Start Date: 9/4/2017Start Time: 4:05 PM
This event recurs on a custom schedule.   Click here to see the series dates.
Event Description:

Against the patriarchy, Paulina persists…
PAULINA (La Patota)

A film by Santiago Mitre
Cast: Dolores Fonzi, Oscar Martínez, Esteban Lamothe, Cristian Salguero.

Argentina, Brazil | 2015 | 103 min | Drama, Thriller | Not Rated
In Spanish and Guarani with English Subtitles

Paulina (Dolores Fonzi, PLATA QUEMADA), the daughter of an eminent left-wing judge, suspends her legal education and the prospects of a promising political career to travel to an indigenous community of extreme poverty on Argentina’s border with Paraguay and Brazil. She is determined to nurture ‘from the inside’ a project of civil rights education, but her Guarani-speaking high-school students resist her civics lessons – and she quickly learns that gaining their trust won’t be an easy task. These subtly illuminating encounters reverberate in the aftermath of the central event of the film – a harrowing sexual assault by a group of young men. Paulina‘s unfathomable actions, and the limits of social justice, are examined unflinchingly in this ‘social thriller’ of will and sacrifice.

Screenplay: Mariano LLinas and Santiago Mitre based on an original screenplay written by Eduardo Borras and Daniel Tinayre
Producer(s): Laurent Baudens, Fernando Brom, Didar Domehri
Cinematography: Gustavo Biazzi
Editing: Leandro Aste, Delfina Castagnino, Joana Collier
Composer: Nicolas Varchausky

2016 Miami Film Festival:
Won, Grand Jury Prize, Ibero-America Award
2016 The Platino Awards for Iberoamerican Cinema: Won, Best Actress (Dolores Fonzi)
2016 Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards: Won, Best Actress (Dolores Fonzi), Best Screenplay
2016 Beijing International Film Festival: Won, Best Picture, Best Actress (Dolores Fonzi), Best screenplay
2015 Cannes Film Festival: Grand Prize, Critics’ Week
2015 Lima Latin American Film Festival: Won, Best Screenplay
2015 Munich Film Festival: Official Selection
2015 Fenix Film Awards: Won, Best Actrees (Dolores Fonzi)
2015 San Sebastian International Film Festival: Won, Best Picture
2015 Torino Film Festival: Won, Best Feature Film, Best Actress (Dolores Fonzi)

“As stinging as a slap in the face, "Paulina" feels as if it's waking you from a stupor, then shaking you, demanding that you ask yourself some impossible questions about idealism and justice.” - Ken Jaworowski, New York Times
| full review

“A fierce performance from Dolores Fonzi, as a heroine whose actions baffle those around her, helps to hold this conversation-starter together, but viewers' own mileage and perceptions will vary -- which is clearly by design.” - Ben Kenigsberg, Variety | full review

“Driven by a powerfully internalized performance from Dolores Fonzi as the title character, Paulina eschews straightforward answers in favor of questioning observation.” - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter | full review

“Fonzi's performance is perfectly judged; she knows when to hold back, convincing us of her character's sanity, and yet we never lose sight of her strength, of her power.” - Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film | full review

“A psychologically nuanced exploration of political idealism.” - Chloe Roddick, Sight and Sound | full review

“Paulina is appropriately unsettling and disconcerting in its complex examination of the gray area that lies between the morals we conceptually hold and the actions we’re willing to perform to affirm those beliefs in the world.” – Jennie Kermode, | full review



Location Information:
Tower Theater  (View Map)
1508 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33135
Phone: (305) 643-8706
Contact Information:
Name: Orlando Rojas
Phone: (305) 237-2463
Admission Information
11.50, General admission
$ 9, Seniors, Non-MDC Students, MDC Staff
$ 7, MDC students, Tower Theater and Miami Film Society members
Video/Other Details
Free parking available behind the theater
Ticket Information
Categories associated with this event...

Calendar Software powered by Dude Solutions   
Select item(s) to Search
Select item(s) to Search
Select item(s) to Search
Select item(s) to Search