Sequoia 2 Thu, Oct 10, 2013 2:00 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:110
Director:Sebastián Lelio
Producer:Luis Collar
Juan de Dios Larraín
Pablo Larraín
Screenwriter:Sebastián Lelio
Gonzalo Maza
Cinematographer:Benjamín Echazarreta
Editor:Sebastián Lelio
Soledad Salfate
Cast:Paulina Garcia
Sergio Hernandez
Diego Fontecilla
Fabiola Zamora


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In Spanish with English subtitles. “We all face crossroads in our lives where we can retreat into ourselves or we can hit the dance floor.” Acclaimed actress Paulina Garcia danced off with the Silver Bear at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival for her delightfully astute and compassionate portrait of the titular 58-year-old divorcée and mom who, facing an imminent empty nest, has no intention of spending her days and nights alone. Determined to defy old age and loneliness, Gloria rushes headlong into a whirl of singles’ parties on the hunt for instant gratification—with, understandably, disappointing results. Then along comes the dashing Rodolfo. But as the new couple try to forge a lasting bond, their pasts constantly intrude in this engaging, amusing and uplifting film inspired by the life of director Sebastián Lelio’s own mother and her generation in Chile.

—Janis Plotkin

Additional Information

Sebastián Lelio, director, screenwriter and editor. In 2006, he completed La Sagrada Familia, premiered in San Sebastián, it received many awards and international recognition. Navidad, made its debut in 2009. Written at the Cannes Film Festival’s La Résidence, the film was premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight that same year. El Año del Tigre, his third feature film was released in the international competition of Locarno film festival 2011. Recently he was distinguished with the Guggenheim Fellowship and received the support of DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm for the development of his new projects. His fourth Feature film, Gloria, recieved the Cine in Construcción award in San Sebastán film festival 2012.