Teen Dox

The Queen

Manuel Abramovich
Screening time  
01.03. / Saturday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 5  
Eleven-year-old Memi is soon going to become a Queen of the Carnival. It's a great honor, but beauty always requires a little bit of suffering.

‘Her crown is so heavy, they had to remove weight from it. She couldn’t carry it. It would fall off her head. But now she doesn’t want anything else to be done with it because she looks so pretty.’ Lost in a world of grown-ups and trapped in her
routine, Memi is torn between the glamour of the beauty pageant and her family’s pressure to become the queen of the carnival.


Manuel Abramovich

Manuel Abramovich, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1987, studied Cinematography in Buenos Aires. He works as a documentary director and cinematographer. He has directed several short films and is currently completing his first documentary feature Solèy, selected at the IDFA Summer School 2012 and funded by INCAA.

General sponsor

La Reina

2013, 19', DCP

Directed by:
Manuel Abramovich

Manuel Abramovich, Juan Renau

Edited by:
Iara Rodriguez Vilardebó

Manuel Abramovich

Produced by:
Salomón Cine

Festivals & Awards:

Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2013 – Special Mention: Child Protection Award; International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam – IDFA 2013