La Prima Sueca

A Film by Inés María Barrionuevo
and Agustina San Martín


There are only a few days left till Cata’s 15th birthday party. It’s now her time to celebrate this great, traditional event. She divides her time between dancing, hanging out wither friends after school and one upsettingly tight dress. Only a few days before her party, out of the blue, arrives a different and liberal thinking cousin to stay at her house. In a world with no adults, with only a few days until her special day, Cata starts feeling like everything she believed in is losing meaning.


  • Picture of Inés María Barrionuevo © 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.

  • Picture of Agustina San Martín © Agustina San Martín

    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.

Awards + Festivals

  • 67th BERLINALE, INTERNATIONALE FILMFESTSPIELE BERLIN (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 14, 2017
  • PANORAMICA – STOCKHOLM LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Stockholm, Sweden)April 20, 2017
    2nd CIUDAD DE MÉXICO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, México City, México)June 25, 2017
  • ANONIMUL INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania)August 7, 2017
    2nd NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (NRFF) (Official Selection, London, UK)August 17, 2017
  • MO&FRIESE 19th CHILDREN'S SHORT FILM FESTIVAL HAMBURG (Official Selection, Hamburg, Germany)September 28, 2017
  • 3rd HISPASAT 4K FILM FEST (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)September 19, 2017
  • 2nd KINENOVA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SKOPJE (Official Selection, Macedonia)October 6, 2017
  • 10th LVIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL WIZ-ART (Official Selection, Lviv, Ukraine)October 11, 2017
  • BRNO 16 - 58th INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Czech Republic)October 11, 2017
  • 22th TWIST: SEATTLE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Seattle, USA)October 12, 2017
  • 28th LESBISCH SCHWULE FILMTAGE HAMBURG - INT'L QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)October 17, 2017
  • 21st QUEER FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Weiterstadt, Germany)October 25, 2017
  • 18th QUEER FILM FESTIVAL MEZIPATRA (Int'l Competition, Prague, Brno, Czech Republic) November 2, 2017
  • 3rd RINGERIKE INT'L YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Norway)November 7, 2017
  • 59th ZINEBI - FESTIVAL OF DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM OF BILBAO (Official Selection, Bilbao, Spain)November 10, 2017
  • 10th KUKI / TEENSCREEN - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)November 20, 2017
  • 36th FESTIVAL CINEMATOGRAFICO INTERNACIONAL DEL URUGUAY (Official Selection, Uruguay)March 29, 2018


Inés María Barrionuevo, Agustina San Martín
Martín Horacio Paolorossi, Agustina San Martin, Inés María Barrionuevo
Inés María Barrionuevo, Agustina San Martín
Director of Photography
Ezequiel Salinas
Art Direction
Carolina Vergara
Costume Design
Sol Muñóz
Atilio Sánchez
Inés María Barrionuevo, Agustina San Martín
Sound Design
Guido Deniro
Tu príncipe - Daddy Yankee feat. Zion & Lennox (DJ mix) Forever Young - Alphaville (DJ mix)


Running Time
20 mins
Shooting Format
2K (DCP)
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068


Inés María Barrionuevo
Córdoba, Argentinien

+54 351 8100300

Agustina San Martín
Buenos Aires, Argentinien

+54 911 67063308