A School in Cerro Hueso

(Una escuela en Cerro Hueso)
Betania Cappato | Drama

2021 | 70 minutes | Argentina

After numerous rejections due to her Autism diagnosis, six-year-old Ema finally finds a safe place to observe and explore the world in silence and at her own pace.


After numerous rejections, Julia and Antonio, Ema's parents, finally find a safe place for their daughter, who has been diagnosed on the autism spectrum. In the caring community of the new primary school located in a small town on the banks of the Paraná River, Ema can observe and explore the world in silence and at her own pace.

Based on the director's own family history, Betania Cappato's film astutely and tenderly chronicles Ema's small steps, which transform into magical moments, where solidarity appears in the least expected ways.


“A sincere, genuine story made straight from the heart.” – Diego Batlle, OTROSCINES.COM

“The improvisations, especially that of the children, make this story plausible and real; a film that transcends the screen.” – Lucía Martín Muñoz, ESCRIBIENDOCINE

“Told with minimal elements, the first fiction feature by Betania Cappato from Santa Fe knows how to mix fiction with documentary elements, which add to the feeling of authenticity.” – Horacio Bernades, PAGINA 12

A School in Cerro Hueso manages to convey very well the experience of changing your life and arriving at an unknown and strange place that, unexpectedly, becomes your new home. Here, the protagonists not only manage to recover their somewhat lost hopes after so many school rejections, but they once again believe in each other, in their neighbors, in the idea of ​​a group that helps each other to bring out the best in each other. The metaphor regarding the country is useful, but that does not stop it from being valuable and especially appropriate for these moments.” – Diego Lerer


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Berlin International Film Festival - Generation Kplus International Jury Special Mention, Crystal Bear Best Feature Film; Blue Danube Film Festival - Best Feature Film; Beijing International Film Festival

DIRECTOR: Betania Cappato


YEAR: 2021

GENRE: Drama


COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School, High School, College, Adult



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