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Good Girls

Alejandra Márquez Abella
Las niñas bien
Mexico 2018 / 93’
Dafne Homing

In his multi-award-winning second film The Good Girls, Mexican director Alejandra Márquez Abella spins a tale about the next desperate housewives - the partners of the wealthy, whose leisurely days spent ordering snails, or rather escargot, and gossiping in the breaks between tennis matches are interrupted by the crisis of 1982. Sofia (Ilse Salas), who had everything, including a brand-new champagne-colored car, especially feels the pain. Well, maybe she never got to have Julio Iglesias, about whom she still fantasizes. When her employees don't get paid and her husband loses his confidence, her world, which involves discerning between what is divine and cheesy, begins to crumble. When I was young, I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know that it is. Abella's characters would have agreed without hesitation, and would then go get their nails done.

Marta Bałaga


Fribourg IFF 2019 – Best Film; Havana FF 2018 – Best Actress; Málaga Spanish FF – Best Iberoamerican Film, Screenplay, Editing; Toulouse Latin America FF – Prix Special du Jury Coup de Coeur

Alejandra Márquez Abella

Alejandra Márquez Abella is a Mexican director and screenwriter born in 1982 in San Luis Potosí. She studied at the Center d'Estudis Cinematographics de Catalunya in Barcelona. Her first short film, 5 Memories (2009), showed at more than 140 world festivals. Her two feature films, Semana Santa and the award-winning The Good Girls, about the 1980s crisis, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. For the latter, she won the Directors to Watch award at the Palm Springs Film Festival.


2009 5 recuerdos / 5 Memories (Short)

2015 Semana Santa

2018 Dobre dziewczyny / Las niñas bien / The Good Girls

2019 Perra (short)

Cast & Crew

director Alejandra Márquez Abella
screenplay Alejandra Márquez Abella
cinematography Dariela Ludlow
editing Miguel Schverdfinger
music Tomás Barreiro
cast Ilse Salas, Flavio Medina, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Paulina Gaitán, Johanna Murillo
producer María José Cordova, Rodrigo Sebastian González, Rafael Ley, Gabriela Maire
production Woo Films
sales Luxbox
language Spanish
colouration colour