La Tirisia
First screened in September 2014
Director: Jorge Pérez Solano. Cast: Adriana Paz, Gabriela Cartol, Noé Hernández, Gustavo Sánchez Parra. Screenplay: Jorge Pérez Solano.

Twitter Capsule: Drama of rural Mexican women in tight spots. Heavy tone; title means "Perpetual Sadness." Well acted and shot.

VOR:   Certainly some overlap with arthouse images and tropes we've seen before. Still, film blends the folkloric and the grimly realistic with powerful, unshowy dexterity.

Photo © 2014 Tirisia Ciné/FOPROCINE

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Chicago International Film Festival: Roger Ebert Award

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