Austria, Argentina


A job as a seamstress tempts Juana, a young Bolivian woman, to neighbouring Argentina. Her husband and child remain behind in their homeland. It doesn’t take long for the illusion of financial gain to burst – Juana is being exploited and must produce textiles for a luxury brand. Her employer’s demands become ever more absurd, working conditions become unbearable. When her son falls ill, Juana starts making plans to return, but as far as her employer is concerned, leaving is not an option.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Catalina Molina

Written by: Catalina Molina

Produced by: David Bohun

Cinematography: Klemens Hufnagl

Editing: Matthias Halibrand

Production Design: Carolina Mardones

Original Score: Patrik Lerchmüller

Sound Design: Ina Nokolow

Sound: Juan José Suárez

Cast: Juan José Choque, Juana Salgueiro, David Bracamonte, Sandra Rocha

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2010