Alternate Titles: Las Niñas
SCHOOLGIRLS is the story of Celia, an 11-year-old girl who studies at a nuns' school in 1992. Celia is a good girl; she is a responsible student and a considerate daughter. The arrival of a new classmate will open a little window through which Celia will discover a whole new world.
Together with her new friend and some older girls, Celia will enter a new stage of her life: adolescence, the stage of first-times. Her body needs to experiment, try new things, and stop being a little girl, even if that entails confronting her mother and everything that meant comfort and security.
AWARDS: Best Film, Best New Director, Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay at the Goya Awards; Best Film and Best Cinematography at Malaga Film Festival.