Alicia feels lost. The memory of war clings to her mind in a terrifying rumble. Thrown off her land by armed conflict, she tries to build a new life at ‘La Sirga’, a rundown boarding house on the shore of a large lagoon high up in the Andes mountain range.
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"Vega’s mastery of old-school arthouse technique is impressive. Punctuated by a constant rhythmic backbeat of creaking wood, rustling wind and hammering rainfall, La Sirga is essentially a disjointed collage of stark sound effects and strikingly composed images. There may be an engaging human story ... but the film-makers prefer to keep it maddeningly cryptic." - Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter.
Asume la violencia desde un punto vista diferente a lo que ha mostrado constantemente el cine colombiano. Tiene buenos recursos narrativos y formales del lenguaje, sin embargo se queda un poco corta para transmitir esa atmósfera inquietante que plantea.
A well-made thoughtful film about vulnerability, mystery, loss... it has an understated quality in which little details and gestures add up toward the creation of possible meanings. But the film refuses to preach or manipulate and instead allows the viewer to have a deeply personal interaction with the facts, as well as the looming mysteries and emotions it hints at beyond what is perceived.