Golden Camera
Cannes Film Festival
Un Certain Regard ~ Avenir Prize
Cannes Film Festival
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.

Played at

Royal, 5.11.18 - 5.17.18
Playhouse 7, 5.11.18 - 5.17.18
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 78 min
Language: Spanish

Director: Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato
Producer(s): Alejo Crisóstomo (Chile), Eva Lauría (Argentina)
Writer(s): Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato
Cast: Claudio Rissi, Paulina Garcia

  • Nominee, Golden Camera, Cannes Film Festival
  • Nominee, Un Certain Regard ~ Avenir Prize, Cannes Film Festival
  • Nominee, Cine Latino Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival
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 aesthe...