Director Alejandra Márquez Abella has directed the film adaptation of Las niñas bien / The Good Girls, the 1985 bestseller by Guadalupe Loaeza that provided a vivid portrait of the lives and aspirations of Mexico's privileged young women which became an instant classic and a became a symbol of the eighties in the country.
The second feature film by Márquez Abella—after her debut feature Semana Santa—stars Ilse Salas, Flavio Medina, and Cassandra Ciangherotti, and will have its world premiere as part of the Platform section, the only competitive sidebar of the Toronto Film Festival.
The Good Girls follows a well-to-do socialite and her husband who must wrestle with the impact of Mexico’s 1982 economic crisis. The film is scheduled to open in theaters in Mexico in December.
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