Tuesday, May 14
(2001) “A slice of life focusing on the households of middle-aged cousins, the kind and sensible Tali (Morán) and the more neurotic and self-centered Mecha (Borges), over the course of a torpid late Argentinian summer. Mostly it’s based in and around Mecha’s country house. The swimming pool is green and putrid. The electricity keeps cutting out. The phone rings and rings, and no matter how many times you tell them the Indians won’t answer it. Cut across the breast after a drunken accident with a tray of glasses, Mecha sticks to her bed, drinks iced wine and vegetates, while her adolescent children negotiate their own tribulations. Martel’s densely layered soundtrack is even more impressive than her distinctive, confident visuals: the scrape of a pool chair against the concrete is enough to set your teeth on edge.” – Tom Charity, Time Out. 35mm. Approx. 103 min.
Part of Lucrecia Martel’s Salta Trilogy.