DIRECTOR: Marcelo Martinessi
(in Spanish) / 2018
SATURDAY 18 MAY 7:30PM / CINEMA 3
RUNNING TIME: 98 MINS
A superb first feature from Martinessi, this entirely female driven study is full of gentle wit and playful observations.
Chela (Ana Brun) and Chiquita (Margarita Irun) have been living together for over 30 years in an upper middle-class house, laden with expensive furniture. However, their relationship is threatened by an increasingly worsening financial situation leading to the forced selling of their inherited possessions. Eventually Chiquita is imprisoned due to fraud charges, so Chela is driven to revitalize her life by learning to drive and establishing a local taxi service for women. The lead actresses are subtle and sophisticated in their exploration of the meaning of love and long-term relationships in the context of a changing society that is itself undergoing change. Winner of 34 awards at prestigious festivals like Berlin, Sydney, Seattle and Athens.