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Schoolgirls

2020 1h 37m Drama Foreign List
90% Tomatometer 10 Reviews
SCHOOLGIRLS is the story of Celia, an 11-year-old girl who studies at a nuns' school in 1992. Celia is a good girl; she is a responsible student and a considerate daughter. The arrival of a new classmate will open a little window through which Celia will discover a whole new world. Together with her new friend and some older girls, Celia will enter a new stage of her life: adolescence, the stage of first-times. Her body needs to experiment, try new things, and stop being a little girl, even if that entails confronting her mother and everything that meant comfort and security. Read More Read Less

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Jonathan Holland Hollywood Reporter The performances from these young actors are terrific when taken separately, but what works best is the dynamic between them, and some of the looks that these dark-eyed girls exchange are so rich that they are little movies in themselves. Mar 17, 2020 Full Review Erick Estrada Cinegarage It's almost a mosaic. A series of vignettes, in aspect ratios between 1:75 and 1:37, that immediately takes us to the past. [Full review in Spanish] Oct 5, 2022 Full Review Barbara Shulgasser Common Sense Media Schoolgirls is slow, almost aimless. After many scenes depicting a lonely child desperate for the attention of her unresponsive mom, the big reveal is hardly a surprise. Rated: 2/5 Jul 12, 2022 Full Review Álvaro de Luna Espinof A fantastic debut for Pilar Palomero and a fantastic portrait of a generation. [Full Review in Spanish] Rated: 4.5/5 Oct 20, 2020 Full Review Paula Arantzazu Ruiz Sensacine Palomero's film is a very powerful Proustian bomb, which will explode like peta-zetas in the memory of today's adult Spanish women. [Full Review in Spanish] Rated: 4.5/5 Sep 7, 2020 Full Review Aloma Rodríguez Letras Libres A wonderful and emotional portrait of adolescence. [Full Review in Spanish] Sep 7, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis SCHOOLGIRLS is the story of Celia, an 11-year-old girl who studies at a nuns' school in 1992. Celia is a good girl; she is a responsible student and a considerate daughter. The arrival of a new classmate will open a little window through which Celia will discover a whole new world. Together with her new friend and some older girls, Celia will enter a new stage of her life: adolescence, the stage of first-times. Her body needs to experiment, try new things, and stop being a little girl, even if that entails confronting her mother and everything that meant comfort and security.
Director
Pilar Palomero
Genre
Drama, Foreign
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 37m