Set in an industrialised river neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, this first-time film follows a 14-year-old struggling to navigate the mysterious process of ‘becoming a woman’.

Tati’s single dad barely scrapes by with his ferry rowboat and battered old taxicab, but Tati still dreams of breaking gender stereotypes and becoming a ferrywoman herself. School assignments and student cliques are equally hard for tomboy Tati to master, but at least she can hang out with Kevin, her sweet, younger best friend. Soon, however, 17-year-old Maxi catches her eye and prompts some achingly awkward attempts at flirtation. Although her impoverished circumstances and desperate lack of female role models may be quite extreme, Tati’s journey follows a touching universal theme of teenage growing pains.

Programmed with thanks to HOME volunteers and Young Programmers.

Translated title:
Boat Rower Girl

Languages:
Spanish

Subtitles:
Full English

Duration:
75 minutes

Country of origin:
Argentina and Brazil

Year of production:
2019

This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time