In a distant land on the southernmost tip of the world lives Tamara, a twelve-year-old girl who has been raised in a cult led by the charismatic Miguel. As she becomes a young woman, she receives instructions for her mission in life: to carry a holy child, fathered by Miguel himself.
In this dark fairytale, Tamara will realize that what she wants for her life is not what Miguel has chosen for her, and her disobedience will have consequences she could never have imagined as she desperately tries to gain her freedom.
Chilean filmmaker. Her award-winning work includes two feature films “Young & Wild” (2012) and “Princesita” (2017), and three short films, “Blokes”, “Melody” and “Desde Siempre”.
Her work has played in various film festivals around the world including the official competition at Cannes with “Blokes” in 2010; Sundance 2012 where she won the World Cinema Screenwriting Award with “Young & Wild”; and Berlin, San Francisco, New York, Havana, San Sebastian and Stockholm. Her critically acclaimed work has earned awards around the world. Rivas is a Sundance alumni and has attended two of their prestigious and exclusive programs: The Screenwriters Lab in 2012 and the Sundance Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound in 2015. She has been awarded with various grants, including the one given by Sundance in 2014 through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to shoot “Melody,” a short film that was picked up by the NY Times for their Op Docs section.