A film by Victoria Linares Villegas
2023, 82 minutes
No. 408

Feeling unprepared for her upcoming role as a 15-year-old pregnant girl from the outskirts of Santo Domingo, an actor from a more affluent background, Camila, decides to sit down with pregnant young girls for inspiration. Yet in the process, as the sorority of 15 teens candidly recount their realities on-camera, little by little they unexpectedly influence the film’s production, taking it into unchartered territory. 

Initially presenting itself as a behind-the-scenes making-of, Ramona quickly becomes a hazy postmodernist mix of telenovela pastiche, observational documentary, filmed rehearsals, cinéma vérité and theatre that constantly plays with the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction, reality and artifice.

Official Selection, Berlinale
Official Selection, True/False Film Festival
Official Selection, AFI Latin America

''An incisive, delicate canvas that ennobles sorority, motherhood, and leadership.' - The Film Stage