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