Los adioses


Lark Theatre Tue, Oct 9, 2018 8:45 PM
Rafael 2 Thu, Oct 11, 2018 12:00 PM
Film Info
Category:Viva El Cine
Mind the Gap
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:85 min.
Director:Natalia Beristáin
Producer:Rafael Ley
Maria José Córdova
Gerardo Morán
Screenwriter:Natalia Beristáin
Cinematographer:Dariela Ludlow
Editor:Miguel Schverdfinger
Cast:Karina Gidi
Daniel Giménez Cacho
Tessa Ia
Pedro de Tavira Egurrola
Print Source:Lux Box Films
Note Writer:Nadia Ismail


From Mexican filmmaker Natalia Beristáin (She Doesn’t Want to Sleep Alone) comes this riveting biopic of Rosario Castellanos, one of the most important literary voices to emerge from 20th century Mexico. As a young woman in postwar Mexico City, well-read university student Rosario (Tessa Ia, The Burning Plain) transcends the era’s patriarchal society to grow into an influential poet and author. A volatile romance with her college sweetheart, Ricardo Guerra (Daniel Giménez Cacho, Zama), provides a personal avenue for her explorations of feminism and femininity, but the relationship grows tense as Rosario’s career blossoms, leaving her with a difficult choice. Beautifully shot, superbly acted, and immensely thoughtful, Los adioses is an engrossing drama and an insightful portrait of a writer’s life. Actress Karina Gidi (Abel), who plays the older Rosario, deservedly took home the Best Actress trophy at the Ariel Awards, Mexico’s equivalent of the Academy Awards®, for her astonishing performance.

Additional Information

Natalia Beristain (Mexico City, 1981) graduated cum laude in 2008 from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, with film direction as her concentration. Her short film, Péces plátano (Banana Fish) (2006), was awarded the Best Mexican Short Film at the Morelia International Film Festival. Her first feature, No quiero dormir sola (She Doesn't Want to Sleep Alone) (2012), won Best Feature Film at the Morelia International Film Festival, the first Yellow Robin Award at the Curaçao-Rotterdam International Film Festival, and was nominated for five Ariel Awards, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.