University student Julia wakes up one day to find the dead body of her lover. Despite being pregnant, she is sent to a prison for convicted mothers and gives birth to a boy, whom she has to raise in jail.
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First movie i watch directed by Trapero, i wasn't expecting much, but i have to admit is very unsettling in some parts, but in a good way. Before the final act the movie drags a little and although the ending is very rewarding is filmed in way that makes it to be almost anti-climatic. Good Watch.
I had big expectations of loving this film, but actually feel pretty ambivalent about it now. Maybe I was expecting a big social comment showpiece, and it wasn't really. Aesthetically sickly, especially in the prison scenes - I'm not saying this is a bad thing - it has the visual appearance of a headache or hangover at times. Maybe because she is in the shadow of an event she can't ever fully comprehend.