RAMONA (2023)
Victoria Linares Villegas
Drama Docu Fiction 82'
DR Spanish with English Subs
Awards Grand Prix Documentarie Cinelatino Rencontres Toulouse 2024 Vision Award True False 2023
Festivals Ficci 2024, Cinelatino FF 2024, Dublin IFF 2024, IDFA 2023, BFI London FF 2023, AFI Latin American FF 2023, FIC Valdivia 2023, Guanajuato IFF 2023, FICCI 2023, True False 2023, WP - Berlinale 2023

Preparing for a role an actress deep dives into the world of pregnant teenaged girls

''Knowing things doesn’t mean you lived them.” Feeling unprepared for her upcoming role as a 15-year-old pregnant girl from the outskirts of Santo Domingo, an actor from a more affluent background, Camila, decides to sit down with pregnant young girls for inspiration. Yet in the process, as the sorority of 15 teens candidly recount their realities on-camera, little by little they unexpectedly influence the film’s production, taking it into unchartered territory.

Initially presenting itself as a behind-the-scenes making-of, Ramona quickly becomes a hazy postmodernist mix of telenovela pastiche, observational documentary, filmed rehearsals, cinéma vérité and theatre that constantly plays with the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction, reality and artifice.

''An incisive, delicate canvas'
- The Film Stage

'Triumphantly conveys the reality'
- The Maneater

'Yields an artful deconstruction of documentary filmmaking.'
- Blackstar

'Poignant depiction of joy, humanity and resilience.'
- Sight And Sound

Director: Victoria Linares Villegas, Screenplay: Victoria Linares Villegas, Diego Cepeda, Cinematography: Jaime Guerra, Editing: Melisa Miranda Ulloa, Music: Oscar Chabebe, Sound: Homer Mora, Production Design: Shaina Cohen, Costumes: Carolin Williams, Make-Up: Nancy Rodríguez, Casting: Gerald Vásquez, Assistant Director: Jeissy Trompiz, Production Manager: Carlos Germán, Producers: Jordi Gassó, Rafael Llaneza, Pedro García, Executive Producer: Rafael Elías Muñoz