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3 BEAUTIES  

By Carlos Caridad Montero 

Awards & Festivals:
Best Feature award at Venezuelan FF in New York!  

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis:
Perla is a mother with three children: Carolina, Estefania and Salvador. She is obsessed with turning one of her daughters a beauty queen and fulfill her own childhood dream. But her desire and obsession encourage the competition among her daughters since childhood. While Salvador, the only son, is always looking for a place in the affections of his mother, who is always focused on her “two princesses”. Years later the unlimited efforts to achieve Perla’s dream will be transformed into a nightmare for both of her daughters. 

Cast:
Diana Peñalver: Perla
Josette Vidal: Estefania
Fabiola Arace: Carolina
Fabián Moreno: Salvador  

Director Biography:
Carlos Caridad Montero is a Venezuelan filmmaker graduated in the EICTV, Cuba. His short films have been screened in festivals such as Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, Mannheim and São Paulo. 3 BEAUTIES is his first feature film. Currently, he’s in post production of BEYOND SILICONE VALLEY, a documentary winner of Morelia Lab 2010 (Award for the best Latin American project) and winner of the ARTE award in Doc Buenos Aires 2011. 

Director Statement:
“The successful participation of Venezuela in beauty contests, has earned this small country the reputation as "the land of beautiful women" and has spread the idea that there is no more beautiful women than Venezuelans. The media have ensured that this vision is rooted in the psyche of Venezuelans. An unsettling dark comedy 3 Beauties doesn’t seek to be a pamphlet against this obsession but to provoke discussion.” 

Cast Biography:
Diana Peñalver is a Venezuelan actress and theater director. She studied Performing Arts at the Central University of Venezuela and participated in specialized training seminars in Odín Teatret, Denmark. Since 1992 she has been directing the prolific group “Teatro la Bacante”.

Josette Vidal began her career on stage at 13 years old with the theater group Skena and since then she has participated in nearly a dozen plays. Vidal has starred TV dramas that have been transmitted in several countries and participated in several short films.

Fabiola Arace is a actress and singer. She began studying acting at 10 years old and has participated in several musical and theatrical works. In 2015 she will make her debut in television as part of the cast of a TV drama.
 

Crew:
Director and Scriptwriter: Carlos Caridad Montero
Productor: Carlos Caridad Montero & Eliana Navarro Buschbeck
Executive Production: Eliana Navarro Buschbeck
Cinematography: Alexandra Henao
Art Direction: Matias Tikas
Sound Design: Xanti Salvador
Music: Alvaro Paiva Bimbo
Casting: Beto Benites & Luis Castillo 


Technical Information:
Original Title: 3 Bellezas / 4K RED Scarlet / Scope 2.35:1 / Color / 97min / Dolby 5.1. / Spanish with English subtitles / DCP and 35 mm / Venezuela 2014 


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