JULIANA

JULIANA


PE 1988, D: Fernando Espinoza, Alejandro Legaspi, 90 Min.
Fiction, OV with Ger. ST, with German voice-over, FSK age rating 6+, recommended for 10+
LUCAS 1989

Juliana lives in one of the Barriadas, the slum areas of Lima. The 13-year-old wants to get away from home and from her stepfather who is abusive towards her and her mother: to be independent like her brother Clavito and roam the city buses as a street musician for crook Don Pedro. As a girl, however, she stands no chance in the gang, and so she bravely cuts her hair to become „Julian“. Soon it dawns on her that Don Pedro only uses her and the boys. When on top of that her deceit is revealed, Juliana has nothing more to lose: she stands up to Don Pedro. The film takes a nearly documentary approach to its protagonists’ lives – all of which are amateur actors – and thus radiates the force of a bold utopia.

FRI, 17.11., 2.30 PM
Cinema at the Deutsches Filmmuseum

SUN, 19.11. 3 PM
Cinema at the Deutsches Filmmuseum