Gloria (2013)
First screened in February 2014
Director: Sebastián Lelio. Cast: Paulina García, Sergio Hernández, Fabiola Zamora, Luz Jiménez, Diego Fontecilla, Alejandro Goic, Liliana García, Coca Guazzini, Hugo Moraga, Cristián Carvajal, Eyal Meyer, Tito Bustamante, Antonia Santa María, Álvaro Viguera. Screenplay: Sebastián Lelio and Gonzalo Maza.

Twitter Capsule: Nearly what you'd get if Mike Leigh overhauled a treatment for It's Complicated, with facets light and dark. Two ace leads.

VOR:   Crowd-pleasers devoted to middle-aged women's experiences are hardly a dime a dozen. Not a trailblazer (gimmick of García in every frame a bit arbitrary) but refreshing and skillful.

Photo © 2013 Fabula/Nephilim Producciones, © 2014 Roadside Attractions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Berlin Film Festival: Best Actress (García); Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

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