Utah.- Yalitza Aparicio will start in 2023 on the right foot because the short where it appears, “Factory Girl” was selected to compete at the Festival of Sundance Cinema.
Through a statement, Sundance 2023 revealed the program for its short film competitions.
Among them is the Mexican production Chica de fábrica, which in English will be titled “Sweatshop Girl”.
It stars the Oaxacan actress nominated for Oscar Yalitza Aparicio, who debuted as an interpreter in Rome, the acclaimed film by the also Mexican Alfonso Cuarón.
The short was directed and written by Selma Cervantes, a Mexican director who studied at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She had previously done another project titled Manchester Acatitla, which was nominated for an Ariel for Best Fiction Short Film. She herself celebrated her participation in Sundance through her Instagram
Factory Girl, according to the description offered by the Sundance 2023 program, is the story of Inés (Aparicio), who works as a seamstress in a maquila.
Her job regularly administers pregnancy tests to women and when she is pregnant, and she suspects that this will get her fired, she goes to great lengths to hide her condition. The short has a duration of only 16 minutes.
“Factory Girl” together with the first short program of Sundance 2023, will have its premiere on January 19. The festival will begin, in person in Park City, Utah, that day and will end on the 29th of the same month. This edition will take place again at that venue from 2020.