Cachada: The Opportunity

Five Salvadoran women -poor, single mothers, street vendors- have decided to embark on an unlikely dream: they want to become theater actresses.
After forming their own company, they accept the challenge of putting on a play through which they'll bring their cruel life stories to the stage. What began as an experiment has turned into the only opportunity to transform their lives, but will they be able to face their past and get over their fears, traumas and dark secrets?
Filmed over a year and a half, this observational documentary is witness to the process of creating their play, through which they'll discover themselves as victims and victimizers in a cycle of multigenerational violence.

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Marlén Viñayo



Director: Marlén Viñayo
Executive Producer: Marlén Viñayo, André R. Guttfreund / Co-Executive Producer: Ingrid Stalling
Producer: Marlén Viñayo, André R. Guttfreund
Screenwriter: Marlén Viñayo
Cinematographer: Marlén Viñayo
Editor: Fran Barba
Sound Designer: Eduardo Cáceres
Principal Cast: Evelin Chileno, Magaly Lemus, Ruth H. Vega, Magdalena Henríquez, Wendy Hernández, Egly Larreynaga
Additional Credits: Additional photography: Carla Molina, Field Producer: Marlén Viñayo, Luis Felpeto, Additional sound: Mauro Arévalo, Original music: Óscar Luna, Mario Piche


Public Film Contact
Marlén Viñayo
La Jaula Abierta
503 72940600
Publicity Contact
André Guttfreund
503 79114343
Sales Agent
Mitchell Block (
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Global
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: ["El Salvador"]
Language: Spanish
Runtime: 82:00 mins