A wedding invite from an estranged sibling inspires a grandmother to assemble her family and embark on a roadtrip in a broken down caravan.
A part of the official selection of the 2004 Venice Film Festival, Argentine director Pablo Trapero’s film is a hidden gem of this century’s world cinema. A light-hearted yet consistently rich emotionalism makes this family road movie a distinct pleasure.
This was actually one of my favorites on MUBI so far. I found it be hilarious and at the same time beautiful. The film captures the strong-standing relationship latino families share for one another. The director Pablo Trapero is known for his family orientated work and gorgeous scenes that give justice to the beauty of his nation. The film is a must-see in my opinion.
While the camera work nicely depicted the feeling of a real road trip, and the background music was nice for the atmosphere, that's about where the praises stop. This movie encounters the same problem that most other family-central movies do where it mostly depicts the characters encountering mundane problems and people complaining about either the problems or each other. It makes the film noisy and grating to watch.