A film by Silvina Schnicer and Ulises Porra


A film by Silvina Schnicer and Ulises Porra


Sara and her nanny Yarisa have a relationship that transcends their class and race conditions: they are the closest thing to a daughter-mother; but an accident will test their intimate loyalty, and the innocent illusion of never separating.
Status: Completed
Year: 2021
Genre: Drama
Country: Dominican Republic, Argentina

Language: Spanish
Available subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Croatian
Runtime: 89 min.
Original title: Carajita



Silvina Schnicer (Buenos Aires, Argentina) studied Social Communication at Buenos Aires University and has worked on the art teams of numerous films and in advertising.

Ulises Porra (Barcelona, Spain) is an illustrator and screenwriter and studied Philosophy at Barcelona University. In 2012 they co-wrote and co-directed the short film La Bicha, winner of Argentina’s Fondo Nacional de las Artes Award.

In 2017 Silvina and Ulises made their directorial debut in feature films with Tigre, that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and participated in San Sebastian Festival’s New Directors section.

Carajita is their second feature.


2017 Tigre (91’)

2021 Carajita (89’)

Cecile Van Welie
Magnolia Núñez
Adelanny Padilla
Genesis Buret
Javier Hermida
Richard Douglas
Clara Luz Lozano
Yuberbi De La Rosa

Directors: Silvina Schnicer and Ulises Porra
Screenplay: Ulla Prida, Silvina Schnicer and Ulises Porra
Cinematography: Iván Gierasinchuk and Sergio Armstrong
Editing: Delfina Castagnino and Ulises Porra
Sound: Franklin Hernández and Nahuel Palenque
Music: Andrés Rodriguez
Executive producers: Ulla Prida, Alexandra Guerrero, Federico Eibuszyc and Bárbara Sarasola-Day
Production Companies: Wooden Boat Productions, Pucará Cine


San Sebastian International Film Festival (New Directors) · Special Jury Mention
Zurich Film Festival
Mar del Plata International Film Festival

Festival de Cine Global Dominicano
Festival Internacional de Cine de Punta del Este · Best Film
Glasgow Film Festival
Miami Film Festival · Ibero-American Feature Film Award
Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival
Les Reflets du Cinéma Ibérique et Latino-américain
Cine Latino Bergen
Ojoloco – Festival de Cinéma Ibérique et Latino-américain
Chicago Latino Film Festival
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria IFF
Moro Spanish Film Festival
Fine Arts Film Festival: Made in the Dominican Republic · Best Film · Best Screenplay
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
White River Indie Films Festival
Flying Broom International Women’s Festival
Latinamerikansk Filmfestival | Danish Film Institute
Sopot Film Festival
CRFIC – Costa Rica International Film Festival
FICG | Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara · Best Ibero-American Fiction · Best Direction · Best Actrees · Best Cinematography
IFF Puerto Vallarta
Tribeca Film Festival
Santiago Del Estero Film Fest
Filmfest München
Pula Film Festival
Giffoni Film Festival
Festival de Cine de Lima
Filmfestival Kitzbühel · Best Feature Film
LIFF Presents
Seoul International Women’s Film Festival · Special Jury Prize
Santander Film Festival (FCS)
Todo Cine Todo Dominicana | Dominican Film Showcase
New York Latino Film Festival · NYWIFT Best International Feature
Cine Magnífico | Albuquerque Latino Film Festival
AFI Latin American Film Festival
GLAFF | GuadaLAjara Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Durham Region International Film Festival · Best Feature Film
San Diego International Film Festival
Seattle Latino Film Festival
Latinamerika i Fokus
Cinemaissí | Latinamerican Film Festival of Helsinki
Belfast Film Festival
Hispanic Film Festival
Portland Latin American Film Festival
Latino & Iberian Film Festival at Yale (LIFFY) · Best Fiction Feature Film
Latino Filmfestival Saar
Three Rivers Film Festival
FICVIÑA International Film Festival
Pantalla Latina | St. Gallen Filmfestival
Festival FILMAR en América Latina
IFFI Goa | International Film Festival of India
Havana Festival of New Latin American Cinema
Mostra de Cinema da América Latina


Pan African Film & Arts Festival
Toronto Black Film Festival
International Film Festival of Ottawa
¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Film Festival
Houston Latino Film Festival · Best Feature Narrative
LATCinema Fest
Latin American FilmFest Delft
Quito International Film Festival

FeCADA – Festival de Cine Africano y de la Diáspora Africana


A gorgeous and compelling enigmatic drama. The agonies of the Caribbean’s colonial legacy are examined with aesthetic elegance and unsettling elusiveness in Carajita, a film that couldn’t be more timely in the Black Lives Matter era.
Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily

A Latin ‘Parasite’. Carajita starts strong, unfolds at the speed of gunpowder, and ends with a tremendous final explosion. Taking the viewer’s breath away with its opening scene (literally), Argentine filmmaker Silvina Schnicer and Catalan Ulises Porra raise the bar of their brilliant mastery even higher.
Carlos Loureda
, Fotogramas

The overwhelming visual work seeks to restore dignity to the lower class through the epic, and its metaphors also highlight the injustices on which the privileges of the rich are built.
Jonay Armas, Caimán CDC