Inspired by a line of poetry by Cesare Pavese, Chilean filmmaker José Luis Torres Leiva’s latest feature is an intensely felt tone poem about mortality and selfless love. Amparo Noguera (A Fantastic Woman) and Julieta Figueroa star as longtime lovers who must face the inevitable when one of them is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Refusing treatment, they retreat to a secluded cabin where they rediscover their love for one another. Torres Leiva’s camera locates tender and wistful beauty in every sequence, and the emotionally raw performances by Noguera and Figueroa conjure the intensity of a Bergman chamber drama.
Playing as part of Neighboring Scenes: New Latin American Cinema (Feb. 14-18). See 3+ films during the festival and save!