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Nona. If They Soak Me, I'll Burn Them

Nona. Si me mojan, yo los quemo

Directed by Camila José Donoso
Chile, Brazil, 2019
Drama, Fantasy
The New Auteurs

Synopsis

After an act of vengeance on the home of her ex-lover, Nona, 66, flees to her summer house on the Chilean coast. There, forest fires are spreading, but her home is undamaged. While houses go up in flames, Nona displays different sides of her character: the grandmother, the friend, the anarchist…

Our take

After Casa Roshell (MUBI 2018), Chilean director Camila José Donoso turns to her grandmother for a mysteriously fictional, gorgeously dreamlike character study. Meet Nona: an incendiary woman with deep Pinochet-era scars, and an invigorating look of defiance behind those shades. A force of nature.

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Critics reviews

A sly and subversive film.
April 02, 2020
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Within the framework of formalistic experiments in docu-fiction, Donoso carves a new path for herself, fully embracing the mockumentary form, fortifying the sense of authenticity in a predominantly fictional narration.
February 11, 2019
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