Alanis (2017)

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A bold and compelling drama, Berneri's fifth feature film portrays three days in the life of Alanis, a young mother and sex worker struggling to survive. Together with her one-year-old son, she shares a so-called private apartment in downtown Buenos Aires with an older woman, Gisela, where the two live and work. One day, municipal inspectors posing as clients shut down their business and charge Gisela with human trafficking.

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Filmmaker Anahi Berneri... offers a no-apologies look at a member of a risk-taking underclass dinged on all sides.

Nov 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Whatever preconceived notions about sex industry workers that accompany you into the theatre are bound to be shattered, thanks in large part to Ms. Gala's frank and tender performance.

Nov 16, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A punchy and entirely unsentimental study of a few days in the life of a young Buenos Aires sex worker that's as defiantly non-miserabilist as its heroine.

Oct 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Alanis is a gorgeous, humanist motion picture, a film that uses rich photography full of texture to paint a portrait of life on the periphery of society.

Dec 8, 2018 | Full Review…

In tackling just how easy it is to fall through the cracks, "Alanis" is entirely gripping with a lead that may have trouble finding a place to live on screen, but will likely reside in the hearts and minds of anyone who experiences her story.

Oct 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Alanis is not a film about conscience or morality but about the insistence of a woman's autonomy over her body.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…

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