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Alejandra Márquez Abella - The Good Girls


Video Interview: Alejandra Márquez Abella – The Good Girls

Video Interview: Alejandra Márquez Abella – The Good Girls

Following her debut film Semana Santa (also a TIFF selection in 2015), which deals with the absence of a boy’s father, Alejandra Márquez Abella enlists actress Ilsa Salas (Alonso Ruizpalacios’ Museo) to represent snotty side of social status for her sophomore film in The Good Girls (Las niñas bien) – which world premiered in TIFF’s Platform competition. A screenplay based on the text of one Guadalupe Loaeza, this looks at classism with small small mundane hand gestures and through a larger lense of what is a daily ritual of addition and subtraction. What wealth giveth, changes in government taketh away. I sat down with Márquez Abella during TIFF to discuss thow she adapted the material, how she reflects on the era and the visual strategy she employs.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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