• Marialy Rivas, 2017


In a faraway land, on the southmost tip of the world, lives Tamara, a twelve-year-old girl who has been raised in a cult led by the charismatic Miguel. This summer, the girl shall receive instructions for her mission in life: as soon as she bleeds for the first time, she is to carry a holy child, fathered by Miguel himself.

In this dark fairy tale, Tamara will realize that what she wants for her life is far from what has been assigned to her. Her disobedience shall come with a cost that will make her transition from childhood to womanhood a violent one. Tamara shall gain her freedom in a way that she has never before imagined.

Filmmaker: Marialy Rivas

Marialy Rivas is a Chilean filmmaker. Her work includes two feature films “Young & Wild” (2012) and “Princesita” (2017). Three short films, “Blokes”, “Melody” and “Desde Siempre”.

Her work has played in various film festivals around the world including Cannes official competition with Blokes in 2010, Sundance 2012 (where she won the World Cinema Screenwriting Award with Young & Wild), Berlinale, San Francisco, New York, La Habana, San Sebastian and Stockholm. Her work has earned her various awards around the world.

Marialy Rivas is a Sundance Alumni, she has attended two of their prestigious and exclusive programs: The Screenwriters Lab in 2012 and the Sundance Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound in 2015.

She has been awarded with various grants such as the one gave by Sundance in 2014 through the “Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation” to shoot “Melody” an 8 minute short film that was picked up by the NY Times for their Op Docs section.

Marialy works at Fabula, a Chilean production company owned by Juan de Dios and Pablo Larraín. They are known for having a staff of promising and well-known Chilean directors such as Pablo himself; “Jackie”, “El Club” (Berlin Silver Bear 2015) and “No” (Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination 2013), Sebastian Lelio; “A fantastic woman” (Berlin Silver Bear for Best Screenplay 2017), “Gloria” (Berlin Silver Bear for Best Actress 2014).


  • Biography

    Marialy Rivas

  • Script

    Marialy Rivas y Camila Gutiérrez

  • DOP

    Sergio Armstrong

  • Editor

    Felipe Gálvez, Andrea Chignoli, Delfina Castagnino

  • Music

    Ignacio Pérez Marín y Domingo Garcia - Huidobro

  • Format/Duration


  • Cast

    Sara Caballero, Marcelo Alonso, María Gracia Omegna, Nathalia Acevedo, Stefano Mardones

  • Production

    Chile - España - Argentina