Although this study of the gulf between classes goes nowhere, it works as a representation of the angst of an 'abandoned' young middle-class mother bewildered by her new role. Julietta Zylberberg's response at the thought that she may have lost her child is particularly affecting.
A story all about the strain that can be placed on mothers, shown through the toll that it takes on our main character while she befriends someone who is a bit more easygoing with the whole concept, this is an impressive drama from director Ana Katz, who also acts in a main role, and also co-wrote the screenplay with Inés Bortagaray.
The flaws in this movie (of which the biggest is the cinematically unsatisfying ending) are redeemed by the brilliant illumination of the worries and insecurities of motherhood, and the sympathetic exploration of the class and sexual politics of childcare. Very refreshing.
Very well observed. I wouldn't call it witty, or a comedy, or a thriller though. It's a good portrayal of women and babies, rather unlikely friendships in times of loneliness and exhaustion, unease and resolution. And the absent father - what's he doing in a volcano at a time like this? For heaven's sake. No wonder she's struggling. Worth watching.
Sensitive portrait of an over-stretched and lonely mother. Possible to feel the weight of responsibility on an inexperienced new parent; their urge to turn someone else fights with their protectiveness. Watching their relationship with two rather shady sisters develop brings both eager anticipation of a bond of friendship, and uneasiness as boundaries are pushed aside. Meanwhile, the infants remain remarkably calm.
It's very interesting how the suspense regarding the characters of the two sisters and the protagonist's mind is installed and creates in the viewer a ceaseless doubt that even in the seemingly appeasing ending does not calm. But, once again, the way fiction is filmed is totally meaningless and uninteresting, being just a work of script writing and actors, nearly one-dimensional.