Las Acacias won the Sutherland Award for Best First Feature at London Film Festival 2011.
A critical hit following its Cannes 2011 premiere, Las Acacias follows Rubén, a lonely truck driver who transports timber from Asunción, Paraguay to Buenos Aires. One morning he picks up Jacinta and her baby. The young woman is hoping for a better life in the Argentinean capital. Initially keen to while away the time with his new company, Rubén soon begins to see what his life lacks and also aspires to something better.
★★★★ "Delicately paced and deceptively slight." - Time Out