The Pretty Ones

(Las lindas)

 

 

Melisa Liebenthal · Argentina 2016 · 77 min · Digital · Spanish with English subtitles · Documentary Age certificate: 12A

 

“Why is being pretty so important? Why am I mistaken for a man?… Why do looks matter so much to some people?” Melisa wonders about the construction of femininity in an image-worshipping culture, so she asks her friends what it means to
be pretty.

 

The film will be preceded by the video poem “For My Daughter” by the Glasgow-based performer Katie Ailes.

 

Short film commissioned by the YWCA Scotland and edited by Perry Jonsson.

 

· Scotland 2015 · 4min 40sec · Digital · English with English Subtitles

 

We hope the film will be followed by Skype
Q&A with the director Melisa Liebenthal