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8th edition: 10 April - 14 April 2019

Una banda de chicas (A Girl's Band) (2019 Feature Film)

Marilina Giménez | Argentina | 2018 | color | DCP | 83' | Spanish | e.s.

A direct, unpolished portrait of the alternative music scene in Buenos Aires, seen from a strictly female perspective. Former musician Marilina Giménez introduces a colorful series of local acts by women who control their own look and sound – and are not afraid to challenge the prevailing norms. 

For six years, Marilina Giménez rocked the bass guitar in Yilet, a three-woman band in Argentina. But like female musicians everywhere, she was constantly confronted with a male-dominated, often sexist industry. In this documentary, she probes Argentina's music scene with her camera and many pertinent questions. Why are there so few female superstars who write their own music? Why is it almost obligatory to look a certain way? Has the position of female musicians improved in recent decades?

Giménez moves through Buenos Aires by night, filming female artists (many of whom operate underground) attracting sell-out crowds with punk rock, reggaeton, pop or electronic music. She films them behind the scenes and in full glory on stage and listens to their experiences. As diverse as these women are, their stories of the sexism, inequality and aggression they face are equally painful – whether they have dreadlocks, twerk in a G-string or pose in hipster attire. 

Place: The Cinemas 3

Date: 11 April 2019

Time: 22:15

Duration: 1:05

Place: The Cinemas 3

Date: 14 April 2019

Time: 21:30

Duration: 1:05

Year in Festival
Marilina Giménez
Manuel Mazzaro
Pablo Vieitez
Florencia Vogliano
Julia Straface
Chocolate Remix
Ibiza Pareo
Kobra Kei
Kumbia Queers
Las Kellies
Las Taradas
Miss Bolivia
Sasha Sathya
She Devils
Florencia Jaworowski
Marilina Giménez
Production Design
Florencia Jaworowski
Kino Rebelde
Marilina Giménez
Lucía Cavallotti
Sound Design
Sofía Straface
Year of Production
Marilina Giménez


Marilina GIMÉNEZ (1978, Argentina) studied sound design at university in Buenos Aires before becoming an audiovisual designer for various film and television productions. From 2007 to 2013 she also played bass in the three-woman band, Yilet. Her experiences as a female musician in a male-dominated profession inspired her to make her first documentary, Una banda de chicas (2018).


Una banda de chicas/A Girl's Band (2018, doc)