This is the story of a disoriented and vulnerable woman, overburdened with daily life problems and more: her belongings are impounded, her cosmetics shop has been closed down, and her children are forced to go to a public school.
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A single mother sinks into depression when she loses her business and faced with overwhelming debt, oblivious to the effect on her two children. Realistic and depressing depiction well enacted by the cast. The abrupt ending is a puzzler though the event should kickstart help.
My Ratings System: 4 stars = I liked it/it was good. 5 stars = I liked it a lot. 3 stars = OK/watchable/not great or bad. 2 stars = bad. 1 star = very bad/ I hated watching it but only sat through it so I could tell you honestly that I suffered through every minute and, no, it did not get better at the end; I was just glad it was finally over. This Spanish film, was good, uniquely strange and dark, but not a comedy.
Con toda la influencia de Reygadas, muestra un fragmento de la realidad silenciosa que viven muchas mujeres. ¿Necesita más explicaciones una situación en la que no se ve por ninguna parte una solidaridad social o institucional, que en cambio sí desahucia a las personas hasta de la vida? Fuerte en verdad.
Depression....the silent killer, coupled with delusion, circumstances and outcomes in this bleak drama are all too obvious when faced with spiralling financial pressures and no-one to share the burden. An effectively produced film and very uncomfortable viewing.