This story begins when Jose finds out that Nora, the woman he'd been married to for 30 years and then divorced, has committed suicide. The rabbi explains to Jose that due to the celebration... See full summary »
This story begins when Jose finds out that Nora, the woman he'd been married to for 30 years and then divorced, has committed suicide. The rabbi explains to Jose that due to the celebration of the Passover festivities, together with a few other factors, if Nora is not buried that same day, they will have to wait almost five days to be able to carry out the burial. It turns out that before she died, Nora devised a Machiavellian plan in order for him to take care of her funeral. But she missed something, a mysterious photograph left under the bed will lead to an unexpected outcome which will remind us that sometimes the greatest love stories are hidden in the smallest places. Written by
Warsaw Film Festival
This is, without a doubt, one of the best examples of what talented Mexican filmmakers can achieve. Excellent plot, impeccable script, outstanding actors and an amazing director's work. No big sound effects or different locations are needed to tell a deep story that leaves you wanting to know more (Ms. Chenillo, please tell us there will be another film about Jose's life!), as a matter of fact, it takes place inside an apartment in Mexico City, for the most part. Certain aspects of Jewish beliefs and traditions that many viewers would not understand are seamlessly integrated in the dialogs, and yet there's no saturation, no "over explaining". It's a very clean story, almost unadorned, and yet there is so much beneath it! As a viewer, you never lose interest, on the contrary, you get more and more intrigued as the story unveils -flashbacks are a smart element that adds to the anticipation. A thought lingers on after the movie ends: humans beings, regardless of faith or heritage, are rich, complicated and fascinating beyond the limits of life. Standing ovation!!!
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