Marcelo Martinessi's feature debut is a compelling portrait of a couple forced to make their own way in the world when one of them is imprisoned.
Chela and Chiquita have been together for decades. Born into wealthy, established families in Paraguay, they have been used to a charmed life. But they've hit hard times, having to sell their most prized possessions to live, and Chiquita faces jail time for fraud. The stronger of the two, she worries that Chela will not cope without her. But new found independence soon suits Chela, also offering a lease of life she had hitherto never considered.
Margarita Irun and Ana Brun and outstanding as the ageing lovers in a film that highlights how life can begin anew no matter one's age, but that the further we travel through life the more baggage we take with us on each new adventure.
★★★★ "A perfectly-crafted gem" - David Hughes, Time Out
★★★★ "A haunting story " - Ed Potton, The Times
★★★★ "Brun is terrific. It’s a performance of tragicomic genius" - Wendy Ide, The Observer
★★★★ "Martinessi shrewdly combines subtlety, melancholy, satirical observation and candour about sex" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian