16/06/2010 (19:00 h)
With his first film, “Las horas del día” (2003), the Catalan director Jaime Rosales seduced us with an interesting and moving psychological portrait which took a deeper look at the day-to-day banality of a neighbourhood and a family home. With his second film "La Soledad" presented within the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, he has once again transported us to the circumstantial world of his protagonists with spot-on sensitivity and confidence. A close encounter with a series of interpersonal relationships from the intimate relations within a couple, to the empathy and sharing between friends, and the utterly complicated, but safe, family relationships.
Separated, Adela leaves her small native village in the north of Leon and moves to Madrid with her year-old son. To pay her way, she finds a job as a hostess and moves into a flat with Carlos and Ines. The three hit it off immediately, sharing meals, doubts and their free time. Antonia, Ines’s mother, owns a small grocery store in the neighbourhood, and leads a simple and quiet life with her boyfriend Manolo, and his three daughters, Inés, Nieves, and Helena, the eldest. However, bit by bit her pleasant existence begins to fall apart.
Free admission. Limited seating
Instituto Cervantes (Dublín)
Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y Cooperación (España). Filmoteca