Santiago Mitre | Argentina – Brazil – France | 2015 | Fiction | 103 min NY PREMIERE  Buy Tickets
Village East Cinema 4/11 @ 9:00pm
Village East Cinema 4/13 @ 3:00pm

Paulina abandons her successful career as a lawyer in Buenos Aires to engage in social activism back in her homeland on the border between Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil.  After two weeks working in a neighborhood scarred by marginalization, a gang assaults her. Despite the brutality of the attack, instead of fleeing, Paulina resolves to hold tighter to her convictions – to survive, against the odds. Paulina is a social thriller that explores the characters connected to an act of violence – the victims and the perpetrators – and examines how that violence triggers different ideas of justice.



Santiago Mitre was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1980. He studied at the Universidad del Cine (FUC). In 2004, he co directed with Alejandro Fadel, Martin Mauregui, and Juan Schnitman, Love (Part 1), feature presented at BAFICI and Settimana Internazionale della Critica in Venice.  He has written three features for Pablo Trapero: Leonera (Cannes’ Competition – 2008), Carancho (Un Certain Regard – 2010) and Elefante Blanco (Un Certain Regard – 2012). In 2011, he cofounded the independent production company LA UNIÓN DE LOS RÍOS, producer of his first feature, The Student. The film participated in more than 30 festivals harvesting numerous awards such as Locarno’s Special Jury Prize/Cineasti del Presente, Best Film in Gijón and Cartagena, FIPRESCI Best Argentinean film 2011. Paulina is his second feature as writer and director.