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In this "wildly original" (Stephen Holden, NY Times) film, part documentary and part carefully constructed narrative, Cuban teenager Yuliet Ortega presents herself and her world proudly to the camera. Free-spirited, yet street-wise from her childhood in a Havana barrio, she knows how to use her sexual wiles and is unashamed about prostituting herself, which she sees simply as a matter of survival. A meeting with Mexican model Fabiola Quiroz might open doors to a new, and far more glamorous, life for her. Director Carlos Marcovich infuses this true-life story with plenty of visual pizazz and structural playfulness. Actress/model Salma Hayek also appears in the film. Won Silver Ariel awards for Best Editing and Best First Work. In Spanish with English subtitles.

Carlos Marcovich---Mexico---1997---91 mins.