Everything happens very fast in Lima in the summer of 1992. In the midst of Peru’s social and political chaos, Lucia, Aurora and their mother Elena are preparing to emigrate to the USA. They are apprehensive about saying goodbye to their country, family and friends, but above all to Carlos, the father and ex-husband who has all but disappeared from their lives. Facing the uncertainty of their future head on awakens contradictory feelings, reviving old regrets and generating new illusions. Frustrations and fears mix with excitement and expectation. Together, the family must confront the difficult truth about the losses that this departure implies. Reinas is an intense, choral and moving tale of initiation, made in the spirit of the 1990s.
by Klaudia Reynicke
with Abril Gjurinovic, Luana Vega, Jimena Lindo, Gonzalo Molina, Susi Sánchez
Switzerland / Spain / Peru 2024 Spanish, Quechua 102’ Colour European premiere recommendation: 12 years and up


  • Abril Gjurinovic (Lucia)
  • Luana Vega (Aurora)
  • Jimena Lindo (Elena)
  • Gonzalo Molina (Carlos)
  • Susi Sánchez (Abuela)


Director Klaudia Reynicke
Screenplay Klaudia Reynicke, Diego Vega
Cinematography Diego Romero Suarez-Llanos
Editing Paola Freddi
Sound Design Federico Disandro
Sound Carlos Ibañez Diaz
Production Design Susana Torres
Costumes Fernando Velazco
Make-Up Carmen Arbues
Casting Paulo Paredes, Paola León Prado
Producers Britta Rindelaub, Thomas Reichlin, Valérie Delpierre, Daniel Vega, Diego Vega
Co-Production RTS Radio Télévision Suisse Genf

Klaudia Reynicke

The filmmaker grew up in Peru, Switzerland and the USA. With a background in fine arts and social sciences, she began filmmaking in 2005 at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and went on to earn a master’s degree in filmmaking at ECAL/HEAD in Switzerland. Her debut The Nest screened in competition at Locarno. It was followed by Love Me Tender which had its international premiere at Toronto while Reinas premiered at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.


2016 Il Nido (The Nest) 2019 Love Me Tender 2024 Reinas

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024