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Abrir puertas y ventanas (Original title)


fiction film by Milagros Mumenthaler, 98', 2011, 35mm /DCP, color

Buenos Aires at the end of summer. Marina, Sofia and Violeta are alone in the family home after their grandmother, who had brought them up, has died. They have to come to terms with her death, each in her own way. Marina concentrates on her studies while looking after the household, whereas Sofia becomes obsessed by her appearance and goes out with friends. As for Violeta, she wanders around between bedroom and sitting room where, from time to time, she receives an older man. Discord, laughter, meanness, gestures of affection determine the rhythm of this period of uncertainty, until one day in autumn Violeta disappears without warning.


Pardo d'Oro, Festival de Locarno.
Pardo à la Meilleure actrice (María Canale), Festival de Locarno.
Premio FIPRESCI de la critique internationale, Festival de Locarno.
Mention spéciale du Jury, Festival de Valdivia.
Mention du Jury des Jeunes, Festival de Locarno.
Mention du Jury Oecuménique, Festival de Locarno.
Astor de Oro, Festival de Mar del Plata
Astor de Plata a la mejor dirección, Festival de Mar del Plata
Grand prix du Festival de cine de Paraty, Brésil
2ème Prix Coral (Section Opera Prima) au Festival internacional de cine Latinoamericano de La Habana, Cuba.
Prix d'interpétation pour les 3 actrices du film au festival Premiers Plans, Angers
Prix Signis, Pantalla Pinamar 2012, Argentine
Meilleur film Iberoaméricain au Festival Internacional de cine de Guadalajara.
Mention spéciale aux actrices au Tarkovsky International film festival "Zerkalo", Moscou
Prix Cinevision au FilmFest München
Prix FIPRESCI ARGENTINA, Meilleur film 2012

Milagros Mumenthaler was born in Argentina in 1977. She left this country very early for Switzerland, where she grew up. She directed four short films, selected and awarded in many festivals. In 2011, she directed Abrir puertas y ventanas, her first feature film, which was selected at the Cinéfondation, a residence of the Cannes Film Festival and which received, among others, the Golden Leopard and the Leopard of the Best Actress at the Locarno Film Festival, as well as the Astor de Oro at the Mar del Plata Festival.His second film,"The idea of a lago" is presented in competition at the Locarno, Busan, San Sebastian and Rotterdam Festivals.

Résidence Cinéfondation Cannes.
With the support of OFC, INCAA, Hubert Bals Fund, Fonds Regio, DIP Canton de Genève,Ville de Genève, Suissimage and Swissfilms.


Locarno Film Festival, 2011 Concorzo internazionale
TIFF Toronto Film Festival, 2011
San Sebastián Film Festival, 2011 Horizontes Latinos.
London BFI Film Festival, 2011

Viennale, 2011

Mar del Plata Film Festival, 2011. Competencia Internacional.

International film festival Rotterdam 2012, Bright future

Premiers Plans, Angers, 2012. Compétition internationale

Vancouver International Film Festival 2011
Festival de Valdivia, 2011
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2011
Festival de cine de Paraty, Brésil
Festival internacional de Cine de Gijon 2011
Estoril Film festival 2011, Portugal
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2011
Ale Kino, Pologne
Journées de Soleure 2012, Suisse
Festival !f Istanbul 2012, Turquie
Festival internacional de cine en Guadalajara, Mexique
Pantalla Pinamar, Argentine. 2012
Riviera Film festival, Mexique
Rencontres cinéma d'Amérique Latine de Toulouse, 2012
Festival de cine de Montevideo, 2012
Festival du Cinéma Latinoaméricain de Montréal
36ème Hong Kong International Film Festival 2012
Festival de Cine Europeo en Colombia-Eurocine
San Francisco International film festival
Argentine FF, London
Jeonju International Film Festival, Corée du Sud (+Market)
CPH:PIX Copenhagen Feature Film Festival, Danmark
Tarkovsky International film festival "Zerkalo", Moscou
Barcelona Muestra International de films de Dones
Festival international de Contis
Midnight Sun Film Festival, Finlande
Festival do Rio (Rio de Janeiro Int'l film festival)
Brasilia film festival
Festival de cine de Lima
New Zealand International Film Festival
Melbourne International film festival.
Belgrade International film festival


18 november 2011: Swiss French (Look Now!)
January 2012: Poland (Mañana films)
February 2012: Holland (Just Bridge distribution)
11 may 2012: Swiss German (Look Now!)
31 may 2012: Argentina (Primer Plano)
20 may 2012: Mexico (Cineteca Nacional)
18 july 2012: France (Happiness Distribution)
2 agust 2012: Hungary (Cirko Film)
March 2013: Uruguay
25 september 2014: Germany (One Filmverleih)
11 october 2017: Spain (Numax Distribución)

Brasil (Tucuman Distribuidora de Filmes)
Porto Rico (Wiesner Distribution)
Autralia-New Zealand (Transmission Films)




Production: Alina film (Switzerland), Ruda cine (Argentina),
Coproduction: Waterland film (Holland),
Radio Télévision Suisse
Fortuna films (Holland), Bordu films (Switzerland)

Script and direction: Milagros Mumenthaler
Cinematography: Martin Frias
Sound: Henri Maïkoff
Caméra: Gabriel Sandru
Production designer: Sebastian Orgambide
Costumes designer: Françoise Nicolet
Make up and Hair: Katrine Zingg
Editing: Gion-Reto Killias
Sound Mix: Etienne Curchod, Benoît Biral

With the music of: Fran Gayo, Bridget St John,
Linda Perhacs...

Switzerland distribution: Look Now!

International sales: The Match Factory

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