Desert Bride

Nominee
Golden Camera
Cannes Film Festival
Nominee
Un Certain Regard ~ Avenir Prize
Cannes Film Festival
Nominee
Cine Latino Award
Palm Springs International Film Festival
A captivating two-hander, as soothing as a desert breeze...imbued with gorgeous, undulating rhythms that pull you in.

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The Desert Bride

Fifty-four-year-old Teresa has worked for decades as a live-in maid with a family in Buenos Aires. When the family sells the house, she is forced to take a job in the distant town of San Juan. Although feeling uncomfortable with traveling, she embarks on a journey through the desert. During her first stop, she loses her bag with all her belongings. This unexpected incident leads her to cross paths with El Gringo, a traveling salesman, the only one who can help Teresa find her bag. What seemed like the end of her world will ultimately prove her salvation.
Genre
Women and Film, Drama
Runtime
78
Language
Spanish
Director
Cecilia Atán
Valeria Pivato
Producer
Eva Lauría (Argentina), Alejo Crisóstomo (Chile)
Writer(s)
Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato
Cast
Paulina Garcia, Claudio Rissi
Awards:
Nominee, Golden Camera, Cannes Film Festival
Nominee, Un Certain Regard ~ Avenir Prize, Cannes Film Festival
Nominee, Cine Latino Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival
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FEATURED REVIEW
Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

Though it runs a mere 78 minutes, 'The Desert Bride' is strikingly languorous and open-ended, its graceful silences and unhurried rhythms speaking to the intriguing identity crisis of its protagonist. Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato’s picture unfolds largely as an aesthetic experience — one in which ...

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