Vicente is a young farmer who scrapes by while taking care of his ill grandmother. Several of Vicente’s uncles intend to their ailing mother’s land without her knowledge. Vicente seeks help from the municipal president who tells him that if he wants justice, he must head to the capital.
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Pereda's long duration emphasizes the vacancy behind apathy when it comes to resolving the exchange of family values for capitalist interest. Questions posed to family members that result in long pauses of avoidance are no different from public officials whom "redirect" Vicente towards specialists, the form of official 'avoidance.' Vicente's long walks depict the lapse of speedy answers to ignored class concerns.
Pereda's first feature is a tightly scripted short work full of long takes and knowing silences. A young man is attempting to stop the sale of his grandmother's land from greedy relatives rekindling a relationship with a mother he barely knows who works as a maid in the city. For a film shot very much like a documentary it is surprisingly quite moving and has emotional depth.