Co-sponsored with Cine Las Americas
Cinematography by Rolo Pulpeiro
Editing by Rosario Suárez
Original music by Patrick Kirst
Cast: Fatima Buntinx, Katerina D’Onofrio, Melchor Gorrochátegui, Kani Hart
Peru, 2011, Ondamax, digital, color, 110 min.
Spanish with English subtitles
Cayetana, a young girl with a mind of her own, is well aware of the guerrilla war racking her country, but in 1982 she is more concerned with the impending birth of a new baby brother. The girl lives in the very lap of luxury but this threat to her exclusive station as “the only child” is upsetting her equilibrium. Her mother is addicted to downers and is married to a new husband, who has brought the upsetting pregnancy into Cayetana’s world. Blessed (or cursed) with a vivid, often morbid imagination, the young girl treats the household staff abominably and creates vivid lies which hurt others. She even begins to think that upon the birth of the new baby, she herself will die. LAS MALAS INTENCIONES won both the Jury and Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at Cine Las Americas 2012 and has won (or been nominated for) awards in other international festivals.