Juan Solanas returned to Cannes Official Selection, together with his father Fernando ‘Pino’ Solanas (La Hora de los Hornos), with Let It Be Law (Que Sea Ley), a powerful, militant and necessary documentary revealing the urgent, vital struggle for the recognition of women’s rights.
‘In Argentina, one woman dies every week following an illegal abortion – more than one a day in Latin America, where 300 million women live without the right to end their pregnancies.’says director Juan Solanas. The highly-charged topic resonates powerfully well beyond Latin America, as women’s right to self-determination can be threatened anytime, anywhere.
Dozens of protestors were present on the red carpet at the World Premiere on Saturday May 18th, with their green handkerchiefs, symbol of the pro-choice movement,
In Argentina, a woman dies every week as the result of illegal abortions. In 2018, for the seventh time, a motion supporting legal, secure and free abortion was presented to the National Congress of Argentina. The project provoked a fierce debate, revealing a society divided more than ever between the pro-life and freedom to choose positions. Through an assemblage of passionate testimonies, Let It Be Law documents the determination of women fighting bravely to secure the right to physical self-determination, and bears witness to their massive mobilization in the streets of Buenos Aires.