La Hembrita (Babygirl)

An aging socialite on the verge of losing everything finds solace in taking care of a little girl whom no one wants.

From her empty nest in Santo Domingo, Dominique is waiting for her first grandchild to be born abroad, and she eagerly expects a baby girl. When Carmen, her live-in maid, vanishes without a warning and leaves behind her 7-year-old granddaughter, Dominique takes the girl in. As she deals with pushback from her family, Dominique finds herself challenging her own priorities.


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La Hembrita (Babygirl) (2023)

Feature (90mins) Narrative


The Dominican Republic




No Rating


Rafael Elías Muñoz


Laura Amelia Guzmán


Israel Cárdenas | Laura Amelia Guzmán


Thu 21 Sep 2023, 8.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 10

Caribbean Premiere

Laura Amelia Guzmán

Laura Amelia Guzmán

Laura Amelia Guzmán (Dominican Republic, 1980) has co-created 7 features during the last 17 years alongside her husband, Mexican filmmaker Israel Cárdenas, jointly producing, writing and directing documentaries and fictions that present a careful look at the social contexts that surround them. Their work has been presented at festivals such as Berlinale, Toronto, Venice, Rotterdam, among others. “La Hembrita,” her first feature as sole director, had its world premiere at IFFRotterdam in January 2023.

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