Leading Ladies


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Leading Ladies.

Leading Ladies reflects how guilt affects us in different ways based on our perspective or memories. A welcome dinner is the excuse to discover that we always keep a secret from who know us the best. Five points of view that show us that each of these five girls tries, as best they can, to lead their own lives. Some lies have been saved for years, other where hidden for months… But many of them will come to light during this special meeting.


Ruth Caudeli was born in Valencia, Spain. She has a Master in film directing from the renowned ESCAC film school and another in fiction for television from the Pompeu Fabra university. She studied audiovisual communication at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, where she won the award for excellence. She has written and directed the feature film EVA+CANDELA (2017) and Second Star on the Right (2019) is her second feature film. She has directed several short films, including Late (2010) and Porque no (2016), Between Walls (2017), Aquí no hay señal, marica (2018), EVA minus CANDELA (2018) and Screenshots for a Goodbye (2020), which were selected for and won awards at various international festivals. She directed commercials for recognized brand names at the production company Ovella Blava Films. She is a contributor to publications, such as Kinetoscope, and is a professor of film and television at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. Leading Ladies (2021) is her third feature film.


  • Title
    Leading Ladies
  • Rights
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length

  • Director
    Ruth Caudeli
  • Screenplay
    Ruth Caudeli
  • Editing
    Alejandro Sandoval
  • Photography
    Andrés Botero

  • Sound
    Carlos Alba
  • Cast
    Ana María Otálora, Silvia Varón,
    Marcela Robledo, Diana Wiswell,
    Ana María Cuéllar

  • Producers
    Sara Larrota,
    Ruth Caudeli
  • Executive Producers
    Silvia Varón,
    Ruth Caudeli
  • Production
    Ovella Blava Films,
    Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano

  • Boston Wicked Queer 2021
  • Toronto Inside Out 2021
  • Malaga International Film Festival 2021 – ZonaZine Competition
  • Nantes CinéPride 2021
  • Barcelona Mostra Fire!! 2021
  • Transition Queer Film Festival Vienna 2021
  • OutFest Los Angeles 2021
  • Prism Film Festival Austin 2021
  • Mix Mexico Mexico City 2021 – Feature Film Competition
  • NewFest New York 2021
  • Seattle Queer Film Festival 2021
  • Some Prefer Cake Lesbian Film Festival Bologna 2021
  • Mix Copenhagen 2021
  • Boston Women Film Festival 2021
  • Chéries-Chéris Paris 2021
  • Seoul International Pride Film Festival 2021
  • Image + Nation Montreal 2021
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2021
  • Mix Brasil São Paulo 2021
  • TLVFest Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival 2021
  • PinX LGBTQIA+ Film Fetival Gent 2022
  • QueerScreen Mardi Gras Film Festival Sydney 2022
  • Women Film Week Tel Aviv 2022
  • CCCB Barcelona 2022
  • Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam 2022
  • Queerzzine Castellón de la Plana 2022
  • Pink Appel Film Festival Zurich & Frauenfeld 2022
  • Endimaris Sitges International Film Festival 2022
  • Ciclo Rosa Bogotá 2022
  • Andrógina Diversa Film Festival Guadalajara 2022
  • Cinemateca del Caribe Barranquilla 2022
  • Théâtre National de Bretagne Rennes 2022
  • Perlen Queer Film Festival Hannover 2022
  • Trama Fest Medellin 2022 – Tribute to Ruth Caudeli
  • Festicine Santa Fe de Antioquia 2022

  • Malaga International Film Festival 2021 – Jury Special Mention ZonaZine Competition
  • Some Prefer Cake Lesbian Film Festival Bologna 2021 – Best Feature Film
  • Mix Mexico Mexico City 2021 – Best Feature Film
  • Macondo Awards 2022 – Nomination for the Best Leading Actress, Best Non Leading Actress, Best Original Song


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