SPA24 Chinas

SPA24 Chinas

SPA24 Chinas

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

A coming-of-age drama about the fragile time of adolescence, Chinas tells the story of three young girls growing up in Madrid and their search for identity and belonging.

Nine-year-old Yun calls herself Lucía and oscillates between a strict, traditional home-life and her assimilated Spanish life at school, while her teenage sister Claudia rebels in search of her place in the world. Lucia feels Spanish and she wants to fit in, but her parents don't speak Spanish and they work all day long in their shop.

Conflicts and contradictions arise when another girl, Xiang, arrives at Lucía’s school. Both second-generation Chinese girls cross paths, separate and become vital to each other in the search for their identity amidst the dichotomy of cultures.

Filmed on location in Madrid, this superb third feature from award-winning writer-director Arantxa Echevarria (Carmen & Lola) is a fascinating tale that explores childhood, integration and belonging.



“A film full of truth that reflects on identity and roots.” - Fotogramas


OFFICIAL SELECTION - San Sebastián International Film Festival 2023

WINNER - Audience Award, Días de Cine Awards 2024

NOMINEE (x4) including Best New Actress, Goya Awards 2024

Release Date: Jun 12, 2024
Rating: CTC
Runtime: 119 mins

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