Directed by Macdara Vallely
Set in the Bronx, Babygirl is about Lena (Yainis Ynoa), a fifteen-year old Nuyorican girl, who has watched her heart-broken single-mom (Rosa Arredondo) fall in love with one man after another. When Victor (Flaco Navaja), the latest boyfriend, starts hitting on Lena, she sets out to expose him. But the plan backfires, and Lena finds herself trapped in an impossible love-triangle. The only way out is for her to stand up and confront some bitter home truths.
Babygirl won the award for ‘Best Irish Feature’ at the Dublin International Film Festival.
Praise for Babygirl:
“This well-drawn morality tale exerts a quiet fascination, both for the subtlety of its execution and the terrific performances from the ensemble.”– The Hollywood Reporter.
“Ynoa endows [Lena] with vulnerability, strength, and charisma equal to that which Vallely finds in Bronx street life, its buildings, train stops, and quiet skyline views of distant Manhattan.”– Village Voice
“strikes a near-perfect balance between seriousness and humor”– Downtown Express