After winning the Grand Prize in the Critics’ Week section, Santiago Mitre’s Paulina (La Patota) was awarded by Fipresci too.
The Argentinean film stars Dolorès Fonzi as a promising young lawyer who ditches a hot shot career in Buenos Aires to teach in an impoverished town on the border with Brazil and Paraguay. Brutally attacked by a group of youths shortly after her arrival, she has to decide whether to continue with her mission.
Paulina marks Mitre’s second film after The Student, which won Locarno’s special jury prize in 2011.
The Fipresci awards were chosen by nine international film critics from Brazil, Denmark, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, India, Turkey and the UK.
Source : Screen Daily