Runtime: 85 minutes
Colombia / Canada
Directed by Rina Rodriguez
Starring: Laura Osma, Maruia Shelton
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Rated 88% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!
Synopsis: Colombian-born, Toronto-based filmmaker Lina Rodriguez follows her critically lauded debut feature Señoritas with this intimate and astute study of a loving family starting to come apart at the seams. Bright and beautiful 17-year-old Adelaida (Laura Osma) lives a comfortable life with her parents in a Bogotá apartment. As everyday challenges and Adelaida’s adolescent identity crisis begin to reveal the cracks in the family’s picture-perfect veneer, a sudden tragedy forces all three to confront their biggest struggle yet.
Rodriguez’s vision of family life takes on stronger thematic resonance even as her film avoids any clear ending or even narrative impetus. -Globe and Mail
Rodriguez presents a series of sharply observed moments in the life of a middle-class Bogotá family, often in unbroken shots in which silence – sometimes companionable, sometimes fraught – is allowed to stretch between the characters. -Village Voice