General Spanish

Wednesday – 15th November | 1:30pm | Screen Three Pálás

2021 | Argentina | 69’ | Narrative | G 

There is a delicateness and fragility to her, as if she were made of glass. Now, at age six, Ema has to start school – yet most schools are unwilling to accept a pupil diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The only ones prepared to teach her are the staff of a small rural school on the Paraná River. For Ema‘s family, this means leaving the city behind to start a new life in the country. Being close to nature and spending time with a mare called Estrellita help Ema take some small but important steps. Thanks to the unprejudiced local community and above all the gentle friendship of her classmate Irena, she becomes increasingly able to participate in the world around her, in her very own way. 

In Spanish with English subtitles 

Irish Premiere

Director: Betania Cappato
Writer(s): Betania Cappato, Iván Fund
Cast: Clementina Folmer, Mara Bestelli, Pablo Seijo 

Principal funder