14-20 November 2016


Eugenio Canevari

  • Paula (Eugenio Canevari)


Paula is a young nanny for a wealthy family who own soya plantations deep in Buenos Aires province. When she discovers she is pregnant, she has to improvise a desperate and silent cry for help. “Canevari’s debut has echoes of Lucrecia Martel’s first feature, La ciénaga. Not because it’s a recycled copy or tribute, but because both films undertake the same merciless—yet never overblown—dissection of middle-class hypocrisy and double standards.” —Diego Batlle


Eugenio Canevari studied image and sound at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and film directing at Bande à Part Film School in Barcelona. He wrote the short Gorila Baila, which won an award at Sitges Film Festival and has been screened at many festivals. Paula is his directorial debut.


  • Country Argentina, Spain
  • Year 2015
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 63 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language Spanish
  • Subtitles English
  • Production company Mamá Húngara, El Dedo en el Ojo
  • Producer Alexan Sarikamichian, Felipe Yaryura, Uriel Wisnia, María José García
  • Screenplay Eugenio Canevari
  • Photography Matías Castillo
  • Editor Didac Palou
  • Sound Mercedes Tennina
  • Actors Denise Labbate, Estefanía Blaiotta, Nazareno Gerde, Pablo Bocanera, Amelia Carricart, Justo Carricart
  • Contact produccion@eldedoenelojo.com


Festival de San Sebastián BFI London Film Festival Festival Internacional del nuevo cine Latinoamericano de La Habana Festival Internacional de cine de Mar del Plata Festival Internacional de Cine de Uruguay - Premio Nuevos Realizadores L'Alternativa 2016 - Mención Especial de la Crítica

Presented by Eugenio Canevari, Uriel Wisnia 15/11 + 18/11


Tuesday 15, 19.00 h — Teatre CCCB Friday 18, 17.00 h — Teatre CCCB Watch online (Filmin)