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Julia, a 25 year-old university student, two weeks pregnant, with no criminal record, is sent to prison. Julia murdered the father of her child. This story addresses maternity, jail and Justice; confinement, guilt and solitude; but above all it deals with Julia and her son, Tomas, born inside an Argentinean prison. Written by
Leonera is a very hard film to sit through. Added to the fact that this film is strongly influenced by the French New Wave, whose films often parodies the mainstream cinema with an absolutely non- linear storytelling, we also have a harsh and ugly reality depicted in it. Seriously, watching this film was like being slapped in the face multiple times, and probably it was one of the few films which i really wanted to turn off before it's ending. But okay, i'd took the challenge and watched it entirely. But dawn, that wasn't easy. You must be thinking: 'Well, so this film is not worth watching at all'. And it really isn't. However there a couple of good things in this film.
The acting is good, though. Nothing special, but it's good. The cinematography is cool as well, but... it does not make the film any better. Again, i'm not a big fan of non linear stories, unless if they're really good and interesting. As you see, it's not the case with this film. 5.2/10
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