Guido Models

(Guido Models)
Julieta Sans | Documentary

2015 | 68 minutes | Argentina

Guido Fuentes runs a modeling agency out of one of Buenos Aires biggest slums. His dream is to achieve social integration in the world of fashion. With Sonia and Delia, his two more promising models, he embarks on a journey to realize his dream and change society’s perception.


Guido Fuentes is a Bolivian immigrant who lives in Villa 31, the biggest slum in Buenos Aires, where he runs a modeling agency and academy for local girls. His dream is to achieve social integration in the world of fashion. With Sonia and Delia, his two more promising models, he embarks on a journey to realize his dream and change society’s perception.


"Resolutely empathic, debutant Julieta Sans films Guido and the girls in their environment and the catwalk, integrating both spaces, just like they aspire to do it." — Horacio Bernades, Página 12

"This is probably the biggest achievement of the film: the observation of a rare occurrence from a point of view that humanizes both the subjects and the viewers." — Horacio Tejera, Diario República

"Photographer and director Julieta Sans accompanies Guido in his everyday work in a film that captures in subtle strokes the story of a search and dreams that are possible to conquer, even in difficult circumstances." — La Nación

"The film goes beyond and becomes a noble portrait of a man who tries to find his place in the world by doing what he loves." — Micropsia, Otros Cines

"Shot with the sensitive eye of a photographer, Sans' camera captures the colors and textures of of Guido's beloved villa, finding beauty amongst the squat, haphazardly constructed brick buildings much like Guido finds grace and beauty in the otherwise street-tough, tomboyish young woman who call its streets home." — Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla

"Guido Models is a tribute to a man with a singular vision while highlighting the economic and social barriers he continues to face as he fights to make his vision a reality." — Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla

"I am surprised by the rooted racism found in this country, which was built almost entirely by immigrants, and also the homogeneity of beauty standards...In Europe and the United States there is a lot more diversity." —Julieta Sans, Interviewed by Harpers Bazaar

Main credits

Sans, Julieta (film director)
Sans, Julieta (film producer)
Sans, Julieta (screenwriter)
Stigliani, Pablo (film producer)
Mouriño, Mariano (film producer)
Fuentes, Guido (on-screen participant)

Other credits

Director of photography, Juan Guillermo Peña; editing, Renato Alvarado, Julieta Sans, Bruno López; original music, Patricio Alvarado.

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BAFICI International Festival of Independent Film Buenos Aires - National Competition
Gerardo Vallejo
Tucumán Cine Film Festival - Jury Prize for Best Film; Best Editing
International Documentary Film Festival of Santiago de Chile - Latin American Competition
Latin American Film Festival of La Plata - Best Argentine Feature
International Film Festival for Migrant People’s Rights - Best Ibero American Film
Best Feature by INCAA
International Film Festival of Cine de Santa Cruz de la Sierra

DIRECTOR: Julieta Sans


YEAR: 2015

GENRE: Documentary


COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: High School, College, Adults



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