Milan Records: "The Good Girls" music by Tomás Barreiro


A well-to-do socialite and her husband must wrestle with the impact of Mexico’s 1982 economic crisis, in this meticulously crafted feature from Alejandra Márquez Abella (Semana Santa).

This elegant film from Alejandra Márquez Abella shines a crystalline light on the mores of Mexico's upper middle class during the country's debt crisis of 1982. As her camera glides through the world of the wives and fiancées of the well-to-do, she captures, with rigor, humor, and irony the details, subtle glances and muted conversations that determine the pecking order within the wealthy circles.

Sofia (Ilse Salas) and Fernando (Flavio Medina) have it all — money, status, beautiful houses, servants. Fernando has inherited all his wealth, acquired by his father with the help of his uncle Javier. At dinner one night, Javier announces he is stepping aside. There are a few dark clouds on the horizon: their American business associates have backed out of a deal, and the President of Mexico has just appeared on television with ominous news about the economy. Initially, their world remains untroubled.  But gradually cracks appear in Sofia and Fernando's manicured lives, as the social and economic order starts to shift around them.

Tomás Barreiro (b. Mexico City, 1976) is a composer dedicated simultaneously to writing music for film, television and the concert hall. He was selected as one of four finalists for the Toru Takemitsu composition award 2008 in Tokyo by the well-known-composer Steve Reich, who said that “Mr. Barreiro has a very fine ear”. He was awarded 2nd place at the competition, with entries of 96 composers from 26 countries.With extensive experience in music pedagogy and mentoring, many of his students have gained principal roles as music leaders in Mexico and abroad.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

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