Blanca, an 18-year-old foster home resident, is the key witness in a scandal involving kids, politicians and rich men taking part in sex parties. Yet, the more questions are asked, the less clear it becomes what Blanca’s role in the scandal exactly is. The film is based on an investigation in the Spiniak Case, a network of child prostitution and paedophilia led by a powerful Chilean businessman. Blanquita is an inquiry on ethics, deception, and the interpretation of truth. Above all, it is a film about a girl whose lack of opportunities and constant letdown by the institutions that promised to protect her, pushed her to the limits.
FERNANDA GUZZONI’S first feature Carne de Perro premiered at the 2012 San Sebastián Festival where it won the New Directors Award for Best Film. Blanquita premiered in the Horizons Competition at the 2022 Venice Film Festival and won the award for Best Screenplay.