Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato

Country: Argentina
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 78min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Film

The inimitable Paulina García (star of Sebastián Leilo’s soaring character study Gloria) stars in this story of mid-life self-discovery from directorial duo Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato.

After working more than three decades as housekeeper to a Buenos Aires family, Teresa (García) is let go and must travel 700 miles for a new position in San Juan. On route, Teresa’s bus is forced to make an unexpected overnight stop in a desert town. A sudden storm and a lost bag propel Teresa on an unexpected odyssey in the company of a charismatic merchant named El Gringo (Claudio Rissi). Their search becomes a kind of impromptu courtship—and this elegant little film assumes a seductive air that will stay with you long after the closing credits. –Jaie Laplante


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Director: Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato
Producer: Alejo Crisóstomo, Eva Lauria, Vanessa Ragone
Screenwriter: Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato

Music: Leo Sujatovich
Cinematographer: Sergio Armstrong

Cast: Paulina García, Claudio Rissi

Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato

Cecilia Atán is from Buenos Aires. After working as assistant director on numerous features, she made her directorial debut with El Mar (12). The Desert Bride (17), co-directed with Valeria Pivato, is her feature directorial debut.

Valeria Pivato is an Argentine filmmaker. She studied at the University of Buenos Aires and the Cievyc School of Cinematography. She has collaborated with such luminaries as Walter Salles and Pablo Trapero. The Desert Bride (17), co-directed with Cecilia Atán, is her directorial debut.