La chica nueva / The New Girl (en)

La chica nueva
  • La chica nueva

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Micaela Gonzalo


  • Argentina




80 min


Micaela Gonzalo, Lucía Tebaldi


Valeria Racioppi

Director of photography: 

Federico Lastra


Mora Arenillas (Jimena), Rafael Federman (Mariano)



Synopsis : 

Jimena travels to Río Grande, on the island of Tierra del Fuego in southernmost Argentina, to join her half-brother Mariano. She has almost no money to travel but manages to arrive there hoping to have a better life in that manufacturing region.  The wind, the cold and the complex economic crisis form the background against in which Jimena will develop empathy for the people around her and a feeling of belonging there, but also a place where she will learn to know herself better.


Opera Prima Award - INCAA - IBERMEDIA development - Best script Fondo Nacional de las Artes - Mecenazgo de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Micaela Gonzalo

Director's biography: 

Micaela Gonzalo was born in 1987 in Pilar, Buenos Aires. She studied cinema at CIEVYC. In 2016 she won the short stories contest “INCAA Historias Breves” with her film  All My Joy which premiered internationally in 2018 at Berlinale 68. In 2017 she received the Opera Prima Award for her feature film The New Girl, in addition to obtaining the first prize in script of the Fondo Nacional de las Artes and the Ibermedia fund.


2018 – All my Joy - Fiction - 13 min.

Production notes: 

El Ojo Extraviado cine was founded at the end of 2018 by Eva Lauria who dates back many years of experience in cinema and TV production. In 2017 she produced The Bride of the Desert whose world premiere was held at the 70th Festival de Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section. This marked the beginning of the idea of continuing to produce autonomously. EOE cine is currently working on two feature films, one in post-production and one in development. Always betting on new talents in the region.