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Spain
2021, 82 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2021

Lea leaves her student life behind her in London and returns to her native city of Gijón, where her mother still lives. Her mum doesn’t have any money but she refuses to give up her sophisticated lifestyle. Enjoying its world premiere at this year’s Sundance, this tragicomedy tells of personal and social crisis and excels both for its authenticity and its sense of detail.


Synopsis

Lea leaves her student life behind her in London and returns to her native city of Gijón, where her mother still lives. After the death of her husband, her mum is left with no money but she refuses to give up her sophisticated lifestyle. Petty thieving in shops isn’t enough to earn a living, so both women are forced by circumstance to decide what to do with their lives. An Argentinian artist now living in the United States, Amalia Ulman crafted her debut as screenwriter, director and lead actress. She conceived its story as a sparing depiction of a world in which the experience of the everyday is sometimes ironic, at other times banal. Enjoying its world premiere at this year’s Sundance, this tragicomedy tells of personal and social crisis and excels both for its authenticity and its sense of detail.

Sandra Hezinová

About the director

Amalia Ulman (1989, Buenos Aires). Selected filmography: The Future Ahead (2016, short), Buyer Walker Rover Aka. Then There – Yiwu (2019, short), El Planeta (2021)​​​.​

Contacts

Visit Films
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About the film

Black & white, DCP

Section: Horizons
   
Director: Amalia Ulman
Screenplay: Amalia Ulman
Dir. of Photography: Carlos Rigo Bellver
Music: Chicken
Editor: Katharine McQuerry, Anthony Valdez
Producer: Amalia Ulman, Kathleen Heffernan, Kweku Mandela, Sebastian Pardo
Production: Holga's Meow, Memory, Operator Media
Cast: Amalia Ulman, Ale Ulman, Chen Zhou, Nacho Vigalondo, Saoirse Bertram
Sales: Visit Films

Guests

Ale Ulman

Actress

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