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3.9
421 Ratings

Natural Sciences

Ciencias Naturales

Directed by Matías Lucchesi
Argentina, France, 2014
Drama

Synopsis

In a school in the middle of the mountains, a girl feels the profound need to discover her true identity. She doesn’t know who her father is and she is determined to find him, but her mother does not approve. Going behind the back of the school and the girl’s mother, a teacher decides to help her.

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Natural Sciences Directed by Matías Lucchesi

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Best Feature Film (Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury)

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2014 | Special Mention: Horizons Award

What are people saying?

  • cesard's rating of the film Natural Sciences

    A very interesting film. Lovely way of telling something. For me it was a peaceful, with brilliant scenes. As el Puma said: I don’t really think much. But I always strive to tell the truth. I think it perfectly describes the intention of the film. It’s mindless, minimalistic, you get to see the culture and the colors, in Lila’s journey. That’s the truth, the heart of the movie. You don’t really need to think much.

  • nica's rating of the film Natural Sciences

    Most of the time, the best films for me are minimalist - the directors knows exactly what they want to tell and they do so very well. This is such an example. A sweet film about a young girl’s search for a father, so fortunate to have such a teacher for company. This adult’s reaction to her huge desire— taking her seriously, respecting her needs as a human, not dismissing her — is so important, and life-changing.

  • Roberto's rating of the film Natural Sciences

    Para aqueles que acham que a responsabilidade de um professor restringe somente ao interior das quatro paredes de uma sala de aula, Ciências Naturais, reproduz a necessidade que crianças têm de compreender seu mundo em toda sua extensão, mesmo que muitas vezes se tenha que expandir as paredes desta pequena sala de aula para além das montanhas. Lindo filme. Sensível em toda sua extensão. Em todas as personagens.

  • Rodrigo Durana's rating of the film Natural Sciences

    Este film representa muy bien uno de los cuestionamientos ontológicos: “¿de dónde vengo?”, y a pesar de su aparente simpleza, lo hace con maestría, gran realismo y conocimiento de la naturaleza humana.

  • Meirijane's rating of the film Natural Sciences

    Se deja ver, no está mal. Con algunas arritmias, la historia va ganando interés conforme avanza. La fórmula tal vez ya está algo explotada, hay demasiadas películas argentinas ambientadas en sus regiones más deshabitadas que siguen un esquema parecido: personajes, paisajes, ritmo, diálogos sobrios, etc. Con todo, el cine argentino sigue demostrando solidez.

  • CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Natural Sciences

    "La obsesión de la búsqueda como el punto de partida, en este caso, el de Lila, una niña del que ha escuchado de su padre solo a hurtadillas. La madurez –entendido desde la llegada de su primer período– parece haber activado en ella esa necesidad de ir, aún así sea por sus propios medios, al encuentro de su primogénito..." http://bit.ly/1oTqkJl

  • I.Camera's rating of the film Natural Sciences

    A simple, straight story that at any more than its 70 minutes would be a bore. A young girl and her generous teacher look for the girl's father, who once installed or welded antennae in the film's Patagonian backdrop. Well made, well acted, but a little bland (with overly expository dialogue and spartan digital cinematography), this is a typical offering you would at see at a festival at the Tuesday matinee session.

  • Wesley Pereira de Castro's rating of the film Natural Sciences

    Como é típico do cinema argentino contemporâneo, o pressuposto enredístico é um pretexto para encontros simples e diálogos maravilhosos sobre as beatitudes do cotidiano, sobre o respeito pelos anseios alheios, que obedecem a estruturas de percurso mui pessoais, que, se não compreendidas ou aderidas inicialmente, devem ser respeitadas e aplaudidas em sua completude actancial. Filme simples mas belíssimo! (WPC>)