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.