Opening Night Film + Fiesta: Niñas Araña/ Spider Thieves
Media superstars, thieves, heroines, teenage girls. The “Niñas Araña” resent their meagre existence in “Toma de Peñalolén”, a shantytown outside Santiago.
Out of boredom, desire and with a bit of luck, they take hold of their destinies by breaking into wealthy apartments to steal all the luxuries they crave.
Inspired by actual events, Niñas Araña is a tongue in cheek commentary on dreams, class, and unfulfilled expectations in contemporary Chile.
Nominated: 2017 Huelva Latin American Film Festival Best New Director.
The film succeeds at showing the inequality that is lived in Chile... an interesting and dynamic story. – Iñaki Velásquez, GALAXIA UP
Join us for SLAFF's legendary Opening Night Fiesta at Cafe del Mar after the screening. Courtesy buses will whisk you away to Sydney's iconic Darling Harbour, where a complimentary drink awaits you at an after party not to be missed featuring DJ Willie Sabor and friends, live music and more!
Director: Guillermo Helo
Guillermo Helo is a director, producer and screenwriter from Coquimbo, Chile. He pursued Film and Television Studies and directed several award-winning short films screened at film festivals in Chile and Latin America. Niñas Araña is his debut feature.