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The Manicuristas

A Shortfilm by Divina Kuan

A young woman enters a nail studio to redeem her voucher for „Magic Nails“ given to her by her ex girlfriend. What is awaiting her isn’t just new gel-nails, but a ritual with magical nails which are supposed to free her from her evil spirits.

13.04 min.


Criselda Crescini

Lola Fuchs

Li Yuan

World Premiere: Oaxaca Film Festival X 2019

Europe Premiere: Interfilm Film Festival 2019

Cine Asian Films 2022


Writer / Director / Producer - Divina Kuan

Production Manager - Jake Flowers

Production Assistant - Antonia Davot, Jakob Schmilinsky

Cinematography - Ferhat Yunus Topraklar

1st AC - Diara Sow

DIT - Hannah Dietrich


Production Design - Maansi Jain

Styling - Nina Hollensteiner

Make Up Artist - Sina Votteler

Nail Artist - Vesna Pejak

Featuring Art by Geovanna Gonzalez

Editor - Sarah-Christin Peter

Sound Recording - Camilo Garcia

Sound Design - Alexandra Praet

Music - Senjan Jansen

Set Photos - Nancy Eichler


Thanks to

Anastasia Muna, Nika Fontaine, Rehana Esmail, Josué Elgueta, Your Nails Studio Berlin


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