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13-year-old Pablo is a quiet, lonely boy with a troubled past. His only friend is Julia, a shameless 15-year-old girl who is more than willing to help Pablo with his transition from childhood to adolescence, and give him some advice on sex, love and life in general. On a quiet country road just outside of the village, Pablo meets Paco, an oddly calm, well dressed stranger whose car just broke down. Nevertheless, he seems more interested in the boy than fixing his problem. At first Pablo maintains a cautious distance from the stranger, vaguely heeding his fellow villagers' advice to keep his distance. However, the boy's subconscious quest to find understanding of his dark past and guilt makes him lose all of his protective layers. He sees a new friend in Paco; someone he can open up to and feel valued by almost like a replacement father. As Pablo's affection grows for the man, he is unknowingly and blindly being lead toward a tragedy that will scar him for life Written by
Tiny Sumo Entertainment
As a lover of the Andalusian countryside and people 'En Tu Ausenia' was an essential movie to see and I was not disappointed. The photography and rawness of the actors (all novices, I believe) added to a delicate coming of age storyline of family and human awareness, sensitively directed by Ivan Noel. The cast of locals brought such a natural realism to the story that at times I felt I was actually there! The music interpreted and complimented each scene so perfectly.. (I hope the music is one day released on CD) The visual beauty of the movie, along with the engaging storyline and creative directing (is Sr. Noel a cinematic disciple of Monet?)makes 'En Tu Ausenia' a must see ..especially for the followers of independent Spanish movies.
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