Faced with the impending death of her beloved grandmother, Ema, a young woman dealing with an unwanted pregnancy, must resolve her relationship with her estranged, larger-than-life mother, and motherhood itself.
Catalina Aguilar Mastretta
Narrated by flashbacks during the edition of a home tape of a wedding, as the brother of the bride sees it. During the party, the father of the bride looses the money that would pay for the... See full summary »
After watching this film, I was a bit disappointed. While I enjoyed Karina Gidi's performance, portions of her character mystify me. The plot is not very engaging and most of the emotions/meanings of the film, while promising, never seem to deepen. The cinematography and editing were simple and average. I enjoyed myself during portions, especially the development of Gidi's character in the beginning. I think my basic problem was that the symbolisms and motifs were not developed enough to keep the tempo and narrative from lagging. The director (and the author of the novel) clearly had something to say but the film failed to make the point. A director can have an incredible concept but if he or she fails to communicate it through the film, there is nothing to look forward to but popcorn.
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