Gloria

  • Screening Dates: 6th March 2014, 8 pm  //  13th March 2014, 6 pm
  • Starring: Paulina García, Sergio Hernández, Diego Fontecilla, Fabiola Zamora, Coca Guazzini, Hugo Moraga, Alejandro Goic
  • Directed by: Sebastián Lelio ('El año del tigre', 'Christmas', 'La sagrada familia')
  • Running time: 110 minutes
  • Rating: (M) Sex scenes, offensive language, drug use
  • Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Synopsis:

Set in Santiago, Chile, this drama follows Gloria (Paulina Garcia in a Berlin Silver Bear-winning performance) – a 58 year old divorcée who has no desire to spend her days and nights alone. Determined to defy old age and loneliness, she rushes headlong into a whirl of singles’ parties on the hunt for instant gratification. As the hedonistic adventure leads to disappointment, she meets Rodolfo – an ex-naval officer seven years her senior to whom she feels romantically inclined. Gloria is gradually forced to confront her fondness of the bottle and her own family’s tense dynamic, whilst navigating the difficulties of her new-found romance, amid the constraints and demands of middle-aged life.