Berlinale: Programme

Film file

Generation 14plus

La prima sueca

Swedish Cousin

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It's not long to go until Cata's 15th birthday and she's getting more nervous by the day. She's irritated about her dress, her chilled-out friends, everything! Even her level-headed and reserved cousin from Sweden annoys her. But Cata's moodiness gradually gives way to tentative feelings of affection. In a sensitive portrayal the two directors gently capture the emotional whirlwind and irritations of a teenager.

Inés María Barrionuevo
Agustina San Martín

Argentina 2016


20’ · Colour


María Paula Mattio (Cata)
Cecilia Valenzuela Gioia (Klara)
Ámbar Taborda Ceballos (Ámbar)
Nazarena García (Jesi)
Candelaria Adla (Cande)
Valentina Mattio (Valentina)
María Luz Rey D'Andrea (Luz)


Written and Directed by
Inés María Barrionuevo, Agustina San Martín
Ezequiel Salinas
Inés María Barrionuevo, Agustina San Martín
Sound Design
Guido Deniro
Atilio Sánchez
Production Design
Carolina Vergara
Sol Muñóz
Florencia Wehbe
Soledad San Martín
Assistant Director
Martín Paolorossi
Production Manager
Pablo Looper
Executive Producer
Martín Paolorossi
Martín Horacio Paolorossi, Agustina San Martin, Inés María Barrionuevo


Inés María Barrionuevo

Born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1980, she has a degree in social communication from the University of Córdoba and has taken additional courses in theatre and film as well as participating in numerous script workshops. She has written and directed several short films and TV series. In 2013 her short film La quietud screened at Locarno. In the following year, her debut feature Atlántida screened in the Generation section of the Berlinale.


2005 Picnic; short film 2012 Collage; TV series 2013 La Quietud; short film 2014 Atlántida 2016 La prima sueca (Swedish Cousin); short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017

Agustina San Martín

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1991, she studied film in the city and then worked as a screenwriter and cinematographer. She presented her directing debut in 2016 with the short film The Cry of the Oxen. The film premiered at the Cartagena International Film Festival in Colombia and won several awards. She was a participant in Berlinale Talents in 2016 where she developed the script for her feature film debut at the Script Station.


2013 The Cry of the Oxen; short film 2016 La prima sueca (Swedish Cousin); short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017

Produced by

Martín Horacio Paolorossi

Agustina San Martín

Inés María Barrionuevo