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Chile, 2013, 108 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Spain
Topics: Comedy, Latino, Romance, Women
Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Spanish English Sub-Titles
Awards: The actress playing Gloria, Paulina García, won Best Actress at this year’s Berlinale.
Sebastián Lelio's "Gloria" is a touchingly detailed and intimate look at a divorced, middle-aged Chilean woman's quest to navigate the dating world and find romance. Lelio finds gentle humor in Gloria's awkward maneuvers in a mundane dance bar, and the story takes a sharp turn when she gets involved with Rodolfo, a wealthy older man. His affection helps her in the process of letting go of her grown-up children, who are becoming increasingly distant. But Rodolfo's unhealthy relationship with his own adult daughters becomes a burden on their budding relationship.
Winner of multiple awards at the Berlin Film Festival, "Gloria" features an unforgettable performance by Paulina García, who conveys the strength and vulnerability of a woman who's not afraid to give of herself. It's a refreshingly raw and candid look into the heart of the kind of compelling character that’s too often overlooked in mainstream films.
Winner: Best Actress, Ecumenical Prize, Berlin Film Festival
DIRECTOR: Sebastián Lelio
Producer: Luis Collar, Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín
Editor: Soledad Salfate, Sebastián Lelio
Screenwriter: Gonzalo Maza, Sebastián Lelio
Cinematographer: Benjamin Echazarreta
Principal Cast: Paulina García, Sergio Hernández, Diego Fontecilla, Fabila Zamora
Filmography: The Year of the Tiger (2011)
The Sacred Family (2005)
Print Source: Roadside Attractions
Official Film Website