Horizontes Award for RARA
Pepa San Martin receives award in San Sebastian
The 64. edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival has ended with the award presentation on september 24. The Golden Shell for Best Film went to «I Am Not Madame Bovary» by Xiaogang Feng, China. In the Latin American section "Horizontes", the winner was the Chilean feature film Rara by Pepa San Martin, which is currently in Swiss cinemas.
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 hardly any different 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’s feeling rather overwhelmed: her first crush, a body in the midst of changes and to top it off, conflicts over loyalty with her parents ... Everything feels wrong. The empathetic feature-length debut of director Pepa San Martín is based on a true story.