After his wife’s death in a car accident, Roberto moves to Mexico City with his teenage daughter Alejandra. While father and daughter are inherently close, their repressed grief and lack of communication threatens to unhinge them when Ale becomes the victim of brutal bullying at school.
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Intensely disturbing and a huge step up in terms of depth and maturity from his last film Daniel & Ana. The performances are completely believable in this tense family drama of a father and daughters grieving further complicated by a case of bullying that's rapidly spiraling out of control. The films strength comes with it's final act, an ending that is both striking and poetically right. 4 stars
Seeing as to how underrated this film is and having read some of the negative comments on here I was not expecting something so amazing. I am shocked by the ending. I love the rush that it gave me. Really really good film and definitely worthy of an the Un Certain Regard award.
Represent everything that is wrong in contemporary cinema. People that think they can make movie because they've seen movies. Try to show us his skills in the first half and take us on a emotional hold up in the second half because he's got nothing to say. Just because you make long take like Mizoguchi and cut them randomly so you can reference Godard, doesn't make you an artist. I call this post-dadaïste directing.