• The Desert Bride

    Directed by Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato
    Argentina/Chile | 78 minutes | Focus on Argentina

  • The Desert Bride

    Directed by Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato
    Argentina/Chile | 78 minutes | Focus on Argentina

  • The Desert Bride

    Directed by Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato
    Argentina/Chile | 78 minutes | Focus on Argentina

  • The Desert Bride

    Directed by Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato
    Argentina/Chile | 78 minutes | Focus on Argentina

Having spent most of her life in domestic service to a family who can no longer afford her wages, 50-something Teresa reluctantly sets off on a journey across Argentina’s arid plains and, unwittingly, towards her true self, in this touching and acclaimed debut feature.

Schedule

January 6, 2018 10:30 AM Mary Pickford is D'Place Tickets not available
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January 9, 2018 12:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

As a young woman, Teresa moved from her native Chile to Buenos Aires to work as a maid and help raise another family’s son. Now in her 50s, Teresa (masterfully portrayed by Paulina Garcia, much-lauded for her titular role in Gloria, PSIFF 2014) finds herself facing a most unexpected change in life: no longer able to afford her help, Teresa’s “family” has arranged for a new job for her on the other side of the country. Teresa is reluctant to undertake the journey across Argentina’s arid plains, her anxiety made worse when her bus breaks down in a small desert community dedicated to the mythical saint La Difunta Correa, protector of travelers. A chance encounter with lively traveling salesman El Gringo—and a forgotten bag—leads Teresa on a surprising detour across the desert landscape, and closer to the heart of who she really is, in this touching and acclaimed debut feature from writer/directors Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato.

In competition for the Cine Latino Award.

film details

Original Language Title: La Novia Del Desierto
Country: Argentina/Chile
Year: 2017
Running Time: 78 minutes
Language: Spanish (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato
Producers: Eva Lauría, Alejo Crisóstomo
Principal Cast: Paulina García, Claudio Rissi
Cinematographers: Sergio Armstrong
Editor: Andrea Chignoli
Music: Leo Sujatovich
Screenwriter: Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato

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