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Las Hijas

Las Hijas

Original name: Las Hijas
English name: Sister & Sister
Year: 2023
Run time: 80 Min
Language: Spanish
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Panama, Chile
Director: Kattia G. Zúñiga
Producers: Alejo Crisóstomo, Kattia G. Zúñiga, Isabella Gálvez Peñafiel, Said Isaac
Cast: Ariana Chaves Gavilán, Cala Rossel Campos, Gabriela Man, Fernando Bonilla, Joshua De León, Lía Jiménez, Michelle Quiñones, Angello Morales, Mir Rodríguez
Screenplay: Kattia G. Zúñiga
Cinematographer: Alejo Crisóstomo
Editor: Andrea Chignoli
Sound Designer:José Rommel Tuñon
Music Composer: Michelle Blades
Production Company: Ceibita Films, Mente Pública
World Sales: Pluto Films


  • SXSW 2023
  • Málaga FF 2023
  • Seattle IFF 2023
  • Santiago IFF 2023
  • Chennai IFF 2023
  • AFI Latin American FF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2012 It's Cecilia (Short)
  • 2017 Things That Don't Break (Short)

Director's Biography:

Kattia G. Zúñiga

Kattia G. Zúñiga is Panamanian-Costa Rican, born in 1982. She has a degree in physical therapy and graduated as a dancer from Danza Abierta program of the University of Costa Rica. As an actress, she starred in the fiction features Nina and Laura by Alejo Crisóstomo and Viaje by Paz Fábrega, among others. She has written and directed the fiction short films It's Cecilia and, Things That Don't Break and has collaborated on several film projects in the art and sound departments. Sister & Sister is her debut feature as director.


Summer vacation. Two sisters, Marina (17) and Luna (14), travel from Costa Rica to Panama to look for their absent father. While dealing with frictions that arise between them, they find space to explore their desires, new friendships, lovers, and skateboarding, on a journey toward emancipation where they discover the joy of the simple act of hanging out. An intimate and tender tale of sisterhood in the urban tropics, with a deep portrayal of colourful teenage life.