|Directed by:||Arantxa Echeverria|
|Country & Release Year:||Spain 2023|
Production companies: Hojalata Films, Lazona Producciones, Movistar Plus+, RTVE, Tvtec servicios audiovisuales
Director: Arantxa Echeverria
Producers: Pilar Sánchez Díaz, Jaime Ortiz de Artiñano
Directed by Arantxa Echeverria
WHY WE LOVE IT
A logic follow up of the successful Quinzaine selected and multi Goya awarded film “Carmen and Lola”, Arantxa Echevarria explores again the conflicts within the minorities in Spain. A brilliant exploration of the different realities of an adopted girl of Chinese origin when she is in the same class as a second generation inmigrant Chinese girl. An superb cast the result of years of work, Arantxa again mixes natural and professional actors to recreate a fascinating and conflictive reality where elements of childhood, racism, belonging and integration form a perfect mix.
Two new students, both Chinese and 9 years old meet in the beginning of the year. Everybody thinks that the girls will become good friends, but nothing could be further from reality. Lucía is a second-generation immigrant who feels Spanish and is determined to join her other classmates. The other girl, Xiang, is an adopted child One day Xiang’s foster father finds out that the girl’s biological parents are starting to look for her through the social media. This is the story of two Chinese girls in Madrid, narrated in parallel, who cross paths, then part ways, and end up being of crucial importance to each other in the search for their identity.