A film by Itsaso Arana












A film by Itsaso Arana

A group of young women gathers at a country house for a week to rehearse a play.
“The girls are alright” is a summer story about princesses, horses, toads, a fire, a party, a river, lots of letters, and even a confused prince.

Status: Completed
Year: 2023
Genre: Comedy, drama
Country: Spain

Language: Spanish
Available subtitles: English, French, Italian, Portuguese
Runtime: 85 minutes
Original title: Las chicas están bien



Itsaso Arana comes from a long career as an actress and creator.

She has starred in Jonás Trueba’s feature films “You Have To Come And See It” (2022), Special Jury Prize at Karlovy Vary IFF, “The August Virgin” (2019), Special Jury Mention and FIPRESCI Award at Karlovy Vary IFF and one of the Top 10 Films of 2020 according to Cahiers du Cinéma, and “The Reconquest” (2016), part of the Official Selection at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

She has also acted in films such as “Las Altas Presiones” (2014) by Ángel Santos, Daniel Sánchez Arévalo’s “Seventeen” (2019) and “The Volunteer” (2022) by Nely Reguera, and series such as “Reyes de la noche”, and “The Girls at the Back”.
In 2004, Itsaso formed the group of scenic arts La Tristura, with whom she creates, directs, and acts in her own productions. These plays have all been performed in theaters and festivals of international prestige in Spain, France, Germany, Finland, Poland, and Brazil, among others.

The Girls Are Alright, whose screenplay she wrote and co-stars in, is her first film as a director.


2023 The Girls Are Alright

Bárbara Lennie
Irene Escolar
Itziar Manero
Helena Ezquerro
Itsaso Arana

Director: Itsaso Arana
Screenplay: Itsaso Arana
Cinematography: Sara Gallego
Editing: Marta Velasco
Sound: Carla Silván, Pablo Rivas Leyva
Executive Producers: Itsaso Arana, Javier Lafuente, Jonás Trueba
Production Company: Los Ilusos Films

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival | Crystal Globe Competition
Atlántida Film Fest · Honorary Mention
Espoo Ciné Film Festival
San Sebastian IFF | Made in Spain
Cinespaña Toulouse
La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival | Perspectives
São Paulo International Film Festival | New Filmmakers Competition
Cali International Film Festival | International Competition
Cinehorizontes Marseille | Feature Film Competition
Scanorama | Main Competition
Cork International Film Festival | Spirit of the Festival Competition · Jury Special Mention
Cinemamed – Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival | Panorama


Santo Domingo Global Film Festival | First Feature Competition
¡De película! – Spanish Film Festival in Luxembourg
Spanish Film Week Poland
Uruguay International Film Festival | Focus on Spain
Miami Film Festival | First Feature Competition
Wisconsin Film Festival
Milwaukee Film Festival | Cine Sin Fronteras
Spanish Cinema Now
London Spanish Film Festival
BAFICI – Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema | First Works
Latinita – Ajaccio’s Spanish and Latin American Film Festival
RiverRun International Film Festival
Mastercard OFF CAMERA | Girls Power
Hispanorama: Festival de cinéma hispanique
Filmtage Tübingen (CineLatino-CineEspañol)
Looks Beyond the Walls – Cinema Days of the City of Verona
Spanish Cinema Showcase in Colombia
Hispanometraje | Spanish Film Festival in Serbia
HSBC Spanish Film Festival | Focus on Female Filmmakers
Sopot Film Festival | 1-2-3 GO! Main Competition
Amman International Film Festival | International Competition

A gentle study of female friendship.
Guy Lodge, Variety

A delightful film: beguiling, tactile, and intimate.
Wendy Ide, Screen International

A beautiful and touching picture about film as a mirror of our lives and a way to remember them.
Júlia Olmo, Cineuropa

A prodigy of clairvoyant, lucid, weightless cinema. One of the most charming and beautiful surprises of the season.
Luis Martínez, El Mundo