Las Niñas

61st TIFF: Greek premiere

Celia, aged 11, is a student at a nun school in Zaragoza. The arrival of Brisa, a new classmate, boosts Celia towards the doorstep of adolescence. A tender emancipation and coming-of-age portrait, set against the backdrop of the Barcelona Olympics and the Expo ’92. On a larger scale, the true protagonist is no other than Spain, a country undergoing an era of transition that strives to cut the umbilical cord with its conservative and painful past

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Pilar Palomero
Script: Pilar Palomero
Cinematography: Daniela Cajías
Editing: Sofi Escudé
Sound: Amanda Villavieja
Music: Carlos Naya
Actors: Andrea Fandos, Natalia de Molina, Zoe Arnao, Julia Sierra, Francesca Piñón
Production: Inicia Films, Bteam Pictures, Las Niñas Majicas A.I.E
Sets: Mónica Bernuy
Color: Color
Production Country: Spain
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 97'
Contact: Film Factory
Awards/Distinctions: Best Film, Best Spanish Film, Best Cinematography – Málaga Spanish FF 2020

Age 16+

Pilar Palomero

Born in Zaragoza (Spain), Pilar Palomero studied Hispanic Philology at the University of Zaragoza. In 2013, she attended the Master on Film Direction at Film Factory (Sarajevo) under Béla Tarr’s mentorship. Before that, she had worked for several years as a scriptwriter and a teacher. Her short films have been presented in several Festivals. She was selected to participate at the Berlinale Talents 2017 and the Sarajevo Talents 2016.


2009 Niño balcón (short)
2016 La noche de todas las cosas (short)
2017 Zismko sunce (short)
2020 Las Niñas | Schoolgirls