A film by Lola Arias


Yoseli's back is adorned with a tattoo of the Eiffel Tower. She dreams of travelling to Paris, but is arrested at the airport for drug trafficking. Nacho is a trans man who is sent to prison after a fraud, where he forms a rock band. And Noelia simply doesn't want to end up on the street again. Whether meek or tough, blonde or shaved, cis or trans, recently or long imprisoned: in this colourful musical, they all play out their lives in Buenos Aires women's prison.

REAS is a collective work that reinvents the film musical: the performers dance and sing about their true past in prison. They revive their lives as fiction and dream up a possible future for themselves in their imagination. In trance-balance, vogueing and in the rock band.

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  • Credits


    Yoseli Arias, Ignacio Amador Rodriguez, Estefy Harcastle, Carla Canteros, Noelia LaDiosa, Paulita Asturayme, Laura Amato, Pato Aguirre, Cintia Aguirre, Julieta Fernandez, Silvana Gomez, Daniela Borda, Jade De la Cruz Romero and Betina Otaso


    Lola Arias


    Martín Benchimol


    Ana Remón

    Jose Goyeneche


    Ulises Conti


    María Elisa (Meui) Canobra

    Victoria Franzan

    Sound Desing

    Sofía Straface

    Daniel Almada

    Sound Mix

    Dominik Avenwedde

    Sofía Straface

    Daniel Almada

    Color Correction

    Hannes Rüttimann

    Head Of  Production

    Pascal Moor - Mira Film (CH)

    Carla Rosmino - Gema Films (AR)

    Bettina Müller - Sutor Kolonko (DE)


    Gema Juárez Allen

    Clarisa Oliveri

    Ingmar Trost

    Vadim Jendreyko

    Associate Producers

    Hercli Bundi

    Susanne Guggenberger

    Supported By

    Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

    Bundesministerium für Kultur und Medien BKM

    Federal Office of Culture FOC

    Fachausschuss Film und Medienkunst BS / BL


    InMaat Foundation

    IDFA Bertha Fund

    Sundance Documentary Fund

    World Cinema Fund Europe

  • Technical Details
    Duration83 min
    Original LanguageSpanish
    SubtitlesEnglish, German
    CountryArgentina, Germany, Switzerland
  • Festivals

    Visions du Réel

    April 12, 2024 - April 21, 2024

    46th Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil

    March 15, 2024 - March 24, 2024

    36. Cinélatino Toulouse

    March 15, 2024 - March 24, 2024

    CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival

    March 13, 2024 - March 24, 2024

    26th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

    March 07, 2024 - March 17, 2024

    74th Berlinale Forum

    February 16, 2024 - February 25, 2024

  • Awards

    46th Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil

    Audience Award - Meilleur Long Métrage Documentaire

    36th Cinélatino Toulouse

    Documentary Audience Award

    26th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

    The Mermaid Award (Winner)

    26th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

    The Golden Alexander (Film Forward Competition Awards) 2024 (Winner)