Thursday, March 16, 2:00pm
Student Union Movie Theater, UNC Charlotte Main Campus
Director Carlos Caridad Montero
Venezuela, 2014, 97 min.
Spanish with English subtitles
The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain.
Introduction and post-screening discussion led by Nhora Saxon-Gomez, Lecturer in Spanish, UNC Charlotte; Aura Lawson-Alonso, Lecturer in Spanish, UNC Charlotte; and Edwin Gil, Founder of Faces of Diversity (CMS anti-bullying initiative).
From the country that boasts over 600 beauty pageants each year comes 3 Beauties, a scathing satire of Venezuela’s fixation with beauty and its relation to social status. Perla is the single mother of two competitive daughters, products of her own unfulfilled childhood obsession to become a beauty queen, and a son who she completely ignores. As the years pass, Perla’s unlimited efforts to achieve her dream through her “two princesses” transforms everyone’s lives into a nightmare. Toddlers & Tiaras meets Pedro Almodóvar in this frantic, devious comedy.
“Obsession with beauty and plastic surgery is a hot universal topic and this film depicts it with a strong intelligent sense of humor.” – Ida Martins, PRESIDENT OF MEDIA LUNA IN VARIETY
“What initially looks like a local dark comedy can easily be seen as an entertaining attack on the suffering and insecurity generated by the international beauty industry to serve its own ends… The film is taking a general look at our image-based culture.” – Jonathan Holland, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER