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Directed by Marcelo Martinessi

Germany, Uruguay, Brazil, Norway, France, Paraguay 2018 97 mins. In Spanish with English subtitles

In a relationship for over 30 years, Chela (Ana Brun) and Chiquita (Margarita Irun) are settled into a comfortable domestic situation, having become deeply accustomed to each other’s idiosyncrasies. Both descend from wealthy families, but their financial situation has become unstable, leading the two to sell their belongings and, ultimately, to Chiquita’s imprisonment for fraud. Chela must find a way out of both financial and familial crises, turning to a very unlikely source of income: driving, which she hasn’t done for many years. But when she meets the youthful, confident Angy (Ana Ivanova), Chela’s outlook begins to change—and despair turns to the promise of another life, another set of values, and a fresh start. “A vivid and affecting character study.” —A. O. Scott, The New York Times. Winner, Best Actress, FIPRESCI Prize, and Alfred Bauer Prize, 2018 Berlinale.

Filmography: First feature