It is the year 1991. Manuela works as a cook and lives with her grandmother, a Serbian immigrant who went to Mexico fleeing from the World War II. Manuela grew up surrounded by her grandmother’s memories and wounds. She inherited the war trauma.
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Una gran pelicula , a mi parecer.
Mantiene la tension hasta el ultimo momento y la interpretacion de las dos mujeres es extraordinaria.
No entiendo porque en España no llegan peliculas como esta y otras de Méjico.....
Una obra de arte. Bravo !!
Una abuela loca que vivió una guerra: la cristera la civil la segunda la que venga... Amores de cocina real e inteligente, sin complaciencias Arau-Ezquivel... la venganza como fidelidad sórdida secreta casi Arltiana... El unicornio en una calle del centro en el extinto DF... una historia de Diana Cardozo narrada magníficamente porque está en ella Karina Gidi (aplausos en pie) y Carlos Corona la acompaña y contrasta
2.5. I liked the premise. The color schemes and lighting. Something just didn't click and I think it has to do with the films sentimentalism. It feels a bit over-wrought. Sometimes message films, films on war, slavery, the holocaust, try too hard to convey the trauma or injustice of its theme. It's usually best to tell a simple story and let the crisis become evident instead of using a crisis to tell a simple story.
The story was sincere and intense. I liked the way the director showed daily power relations and racism. Manuela's reaction was not the right way to fight against this racism. She became part of that war. Maybe the director tried to show even a mild and loving person can resort to violence under such hostile conditions.