"Luisa is not home" is pleasingly lit, written and performed. The editing is also effective - the brevity of each scene keeping it ticking along nicely - although I couldn't help feeling that the film needs more time in order to develop. A diverting miniature nonetheless.
Breve y sostenido. La microepopeya del viaje interior de una mujer ya anciana, hacia la verdad de un sufrir en lo cotidiano. La angustia de un lugar censurado. El brio en el soplo de un ser ajeno. La otra volviendo a ser yo. Consecuencias del tambor que no rotará indefinidamente sobre sí mismo, sin sentir la fricción de una voluntad centrífuga. Cerrar la puerta, articular la fuga. Bello, preciso, honesto y sentido.
Simple and unpretentious. I watched it in the morning and some pictures stayed with me whole day through. Shows how barriers are only in our minds and there is no appropriate age to rebel. And I think it's our moral duty to fight assholes who impose psychological domination on us.
Learning to appreciate the fine art of the short film has been one of my favorite benefits of joining Mubi. This one here by Celia Clavellino is a quiet gem. The cinematography works seamlessly to evoke the film's theme of domestic oppression, creating an aesthetic that makes its point more provocatively than any amount of clever, chatty dialogue could have possibly accomplished. A fine work. Touche.