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795 Ratings


Directed by Sebastián Lelio
Chile, Spain, 2013


Gloria is a 58 year old divorcée. Her children have all left home but she has no desire to spend her days and nights alone. Determined to defy old age and loneliness, she rushes headlong into a whirl of singles’ parties on the hunt for instant gratification…

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Gloria Directed by Sebastián Lelio
The film’s strength is that it operates both as a compelling character study of an alluring, humane protagonist whose fragility and resourcefulness sit side by side, and as a wider contemplation of the state of the nation, without the latter dimension ever appearing forced or imposed.
November 01, 2013
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The beauty of the mundane is what gives the picture its narrative drive, and its vitality… What Lelio and Garcia pull off here is so delicate and sturdy that it defies such easy categorization.
October 09, 2013
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Writer-director Sebastián Lelio, whose fourth feature this is, has a confident way of parceling out exuberance and melancholy in a setting of mundane everyday realism. But this is also one of those films that you can’t imagine without its magnetic and superbly nuanced central performance, and it’s no disrespect to Lelio to say that Gloria is as much Paulina García’s film as it is his (at Berlin, she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress).
January 23, 2014
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