A Girl’s Band

Una Banda de Chicas

DIRECTOR(S): Marilina Giménez   COUNTRY: Argentina   YEAR: 2018   LANGUAGE(S): Spanish   SUBTITLES: English   RUNNING TIME: 83 min

SECTION: International Forum 2019


Saturday, 05.10., 9.30 pm, kommkino, Q&A with Marilina Giménez and Florencia Vogliano
Monday, 07.10., 9.15 pm, kinoeins


“I changed the bass for the camera,” says Marilina Giménez, who until 2013 and for six years played in the band Yilet with two girlfriends. That is the framework in which her autobiographical and choral documentary film was conceived. Its gender perspective confronts several dilemmas: Which is the women’s role in the current music scene? What happens when women make the music they choose? What happens when their bodies on stage are sensual and aggressive? A night tour through Buenos Aires, where different voices are part of “A Girl’s Band”. Come and dance.

Director’s Statement
For some years I played the bass in Yilet, a pop-rock group, with two girlfriends. It always caught my attention that in the concerts lineups, we were put together with other girl bands. We were many women playing in Buenos Aires but we were all unknown. Nobody wrote about us in magazines or invited us to music shows on TV. It seemed like our place was the underground. One day I went to a gig with my camera and started to register the scene. With time it became hours of material of women playing music. The girls were very different between each other, but shared the same problems when having to step up on a stage or entering a recording studio. I articulated fragments, emotions and ideas arising from those issues to create this musical manifesto, which I believe adds strength to a bigger cause: we are more and more women fighting for our rights and equal representation in environments dominated by men. I think that this film sheds some light over the reality of these artists to question it and in some way transgress it.


Marilina Giménez, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1978, is an Audiovisual Designer. She studied Image and Sound Design at the Buenos Aires University. In 2003, she began her career as a sound recordist in TV and later in cinema. Among her most relevant works is Albertina Carri’s film Las Hijas del Fuego (2018). A Girl’s Band (2018) is her first film as a director and had its World Premiere in the 33rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival.


A Girl’s Band (2018)

SCRIPT: Marilina Giménez, Lucia Cavallotti   PRODUCERS: Florencia Jaworowski, Marilina Giménez  CAMERA: Pablo Vieitez, Manuel Mazzaro   EDITOR: Julia Straface   MUSIC: various artists  

PRODUCTION: Florencia Jaworowski   WORLD SALES: María Vera, Kino Rebelde