Director: Pilar Palomero
Year: 2020
Cast: Andrea Fandos, Natalia de Molina
Duration: 97 min
Language: Spanish
In Cinemas:
Edinburgh Filmhouse – SAT 24 JULY 20:30 – Tickets Here
Institut Francais d’Ecosse – FRI 30 JULY 18:45 & SAT 31 JULY 14:00 – Tickets Here

Best Film, Best New Director, Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay at the Goya Awards, for
many Schoolgirls is “The Spanish Film of the Year”.

A delicate coming-of-age drama set in the contradictory Spain of the 90s. During a decade when the country was opening to the world, Pilar Palomero’s first work recreates the not so apparent repressive atmosphere which far too many Spanish girls grew up within towards the end of the 20th century.

Schoolgirls is the story of a confused generation of young women delivered by first-time director Pilar
Palomero. The film is the last gem from a long list of brilliant child-focused Spanish cinema that stretches
back as far as The Spirit of the Beehive or modern favourites like Summer 1993.

“The performances from these young actors are terrific (…) some of the looks that these dark-eyed girls
exchange are so rich that they are little movies in themselves.” (Hollywood Reporter)





Check this interview where Pilar Palomero talks to CinemaAttic about the making of Las Niñas and her previous short film work.