Director: Sebastián Lelio
Cast: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco
A transiting male singer and restaurant server loses her lover to a night of passion and must suddenly contend with the hostility of his family and the callous treatment of officialdom. Gradually she gathers her resources and cries out in revolt.
A superb piece of cinema, of which Almódovar would be proud. Set in Santiago, you can sense the dynamics of a city which, while embracing democracy, is still systemically and socially shot through with the reactionary attitudes of its past. The mise en scène is leisurely and sensuous; the central performance, very much a self-exposure, is stunning.