January 23, 2014

directed by Sebastián Lelio, 2013


While cinema is rife with stories of younger women seeking out love, Chilean director Sebastián Lelio’s Gloria forgoes the expected angst and instead revels in the quiet chaos of life as it follow the adventures of a lonely, fun-loving 58-year-old divorcée living in Chile. Anchored by a strong performance from Paulina García (for which she won the Silver Bear at last year’s Berlinale), Gloria admirably bypasses familiarity even if it ultimately never quite reaches next-level greatness.

Read full review at In Review Online


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