3 Beauties_Latin Film 3 Beauties_Latin Cinema 3 Beauties_Latin Cinema 3 Beauties_Latin Cinema 3 Beauties_Latin Cinema
  • Sao Paulo International Film Festival

  • Berlin International Film Festival

  • Venezuelan Film Festival in New York

    Best Feature
  • Ventana Sur

Related Films
Un TraductorUn Traductor(Un Traductor)Rodrigo Barriuso, Sebastián BarriusoBased on the little-known true story of how twenty thousand Chernobyl victims were eventually treated in Cuba, Un Traductor unfolds as a tale at once ...I GirlI Girl(Yo niña)Natural ArpajouBased on the director’s autobiographical experiences, I Girl tells the story of Armonía, a little girl who lives with Pablo and Julia, who seem to be ...Camila’s AwakeningCamila’s Awakening(El Despertar de Camila)Rosario Jiménez GiliWhat would you do with a second chance? At seventeen, Camila got too used to win. Smart and beautiful, she has managed to achieve every goal. She loves ...Ruben Blades is not my NameRuben Blades is not my Name(Yo no me llamo Ruben Blades)Abner BenaimACADEMY AWARD® PANAMA’S SUBMISSION FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM. Latin American icon Ruben Blades, whose “thinking man’s ...Birds of PassageBirds of Passage(Pajaros de verano)Ciro Guerra, Cristina GallegoACADEMY AWARD® COLOMBIA’S SUBMISSION FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra, the creative team behind ...Urgent LoveUrgent Love(Amor Urgente)Diego LublinskyFresh and endearing, Urgent Love uses highly original photography and exceptional artwork to create the playful world where Agustina and Pedro fall in ...Everybody KnowsEverybody Knows(Todos lo saben)Asghar FarhadiPenélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, and Ricardo Darín star in the new psychological thriller from Academy Award®-winning  director Asghar Farhadi (A ...Summer 1993Summer 1993(Estiu 1993)Carla SimónFilmmaker may be available for a Q&A via Skype. Speaker fee: $300. Inquire at FILMCLUB@PRAGDA.COM. SPAIN’S OFFICIAL ENTRY TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS ® ...The CandidateThe Candidate(El Candidato)Daniel HendlerFilmmaker may be available for a Q&A via Skype. Speaker fee: $300. Inquire at FILMCLUB@PRAGDA.COM. In this wry and timely political comedy of ...The TerritoriesThe Territories(Los Territorios)Iván GranovskyThe desire to bear witness to the world’s great tragedies is addressed playfully by Iván Granovsky in humorous The Territories. It’s a miracle ...On The RoofOn The Roof(El Techo)Patricia RamosFilmmaker may be available for a Q&A via Skype. Speaker fee: $300. Inquire at FILMCLUB@PRAGDA.COM. In this feel-good ensemble dramedy, a flat ...The Queen of SpainThe Queen of Spain(La Reina de España)Fernando TruebaOscar®-winning director Fernando Trueba, brings together an all-star cast for a lavish homage to 1950s Spanish cinema. A spirited film-within-a-film, ...El AmparoEl Amparo(El Amparo)Rober CalzadillaIn the Venezuelan town of El Amparo, near the border with Colombia, a group of fishermen sets off down the Aruca River. But only two men return, their ...Delicate BalanceDelicate Balance(Frágil equilibrio)Guillermo García LópezFilmmaker may be available for a Q&A via Skype. Speaker fee: $300. Inquire at FILMCLUB@PRAGDA.COM. Centered around an extensive interview with Jose ...The Tenth ManThe Tenth Man(El Rey del Once)Daniel BurmanAward-winning director Daniel Burman returns with The Tenth Man, a quiet and well-observed comedy that wrestles with notions of identity, home, and the ...
Spanish Film Club
Order your 5 film program now!Add to Cart

In Spanish with English subtitles

With Diana Peñalver, Josette Vidal, Fabiola Arace.

From the country that boasts over 600 beauty pageants each year comes 3 Beauties, a scathing satire of Venezuela’s fixation with beauty and its relation to social status. Perla is the single mother of two competitive daughters, products of her own unfulfilled childhood obsession to become a beauty queen, and a son who she completely ignores. As the years pass, Perla’s unlimited efforts to achieve her dream through her “two princesses” transforms everyone’s lives into a nightmare. Toddlers & Tiaras meets Pedro Almodóvar in this frantic, devious comedy.

Filmmaker may be available for a Q&A via Skype. Speaker fee: $300. Inquire at FILMCLUB@PRAGDA.COM

About the Director
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. His next film will be Beyond Sillicon 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.
Press

“A satire skewing a hot-button Venezuela’s beauty pageant obsession, as plastic surgery rate as a hot-button topic around the world.” – John Hopewell, VARIETY

“3 Beauties’ is a laugh-out-loud gem!: Funny, bitingly insightful, and a pleasure from beginning to end” – Raymond Murray, Artsploitation Films in VARIETY

“Obsession with beauty and plastic surgery is a hot universal topic and this film depicts it with a strong intelligent sense of humor.” – Ida Martins, president of Media Luna in VARIETY

“What initially looks like a local dark comedy can easily be seen as an entertaining attack on the suffering and insecurity generated by the international beauty industry to serve its own ends… The film is taking a general look at our image-based culture.” – Jonathan Holland, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Notes on Film

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.

Carlos Caridad Montero