Sunday, 01.10., 5:15 p.m., Cinecittà
Since their parents split up, Sara and her younger sister live with their mother, whose new partner is a woman. Everyday life for the four of them is very similar than it is for other families. The situation is actually totally fine with Sara. But not everyone sees it that way – her father in particular has his doubts. As Sara’s 13th birthday approaches, she feels rather overwhelmed: her first crush, her body is starting to change and to top it all off, conflicts over loyalty with her parents… Everything feels wrong.
Pepa San Martín's directing debut is a sensitive depiction of the normal things in life: growing up, falling in love, founding a family and growing together. Who cares whether the parents are two women, two men or a man and woman? The tasks of daily life include confronting prejudice. Sara and Pepa San Martín do this with ease, humor and courage.
PEPA SAN MARTíN
Born in Curico, Chile in 1974, Pepa San Martín studied acting and participated in numerous theatre productions as an actor and director. She made her film debut with La Ducha which screened in Berlinale Shorts in 2011 and won the DAAD Short Film Prize, giving her a creative residency in Berlin. This led to Gleisdreieck, her second short film. Rara is her debut feature film.