Film runs Sun, Oct 6 through Sun, Oct 13.
Sebastián Lelio 2013
Chile/Spain | Spanish with English subtitles | 110 minutes
Director Sebastian Lélio and star Paulina García in person for Q&A at 10/6 and 10/7 screenings!
Gloria (Paulina García) is an attractive middle-aged woman who lives alone, sees her children infrequently, and seems to be quietly preparing herself for the infirmities and the loneliness of old age. She goes to dance clubs but maintains a polite remove from all men. Until she meets Rodolfo (Sergio Hernandez), a sweet gentleman with whom she decides to take the plunge into romance. Director Sebastián Lelio, co-writer Gonzalo Maza and the wonderful García build their title character and her world one sharp insight and on-the-mark detail and situation at a time. It’s difficult to remember another film as refreshingly frank about sexual desire felt by people of Gloria’s and Rodolfo’s respective ages, or as attentive to the painful dilemma of giving up old habits to make room for a new companion. From its melancholy opening scenes to its believably triumphant ending, this wise, funny movie doesn’t strike a single false note. A Roadside Attraction release.
Travel support generously provided by Unifrance.
Series: NYFF51: Official Selection
Venue: Walter Reade Theater, Francesca Beale Theater