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Gloria -- A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets out in the clubs.


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Sebastián Lelio (screenplay) and
Gonzalo Maza (screenplay)
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A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets out in the clubs. | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Sebastián Lelio 
Writing credits
Sebastián Lelio (screenplay) and
Gonzalo Maza (screenplay)

Produced by
Andrea Carrasco Stuven .... executive producer
Alejandro Castillo .... line producer
Eduardo Castro .... line producer
Luis Collar .... producer
Juan Ignacio Correa .... executive producer
Martín Cárcamo .... associate producer
Gregorio González .... co-producer
Mariane Hartard .... executive producer
Rocío Jadue .... executive producer
Juan de Dios Larraín .... producer
Pablo Larraín .... producer
Josefina Undurraga Schuler .... co-producer
Hector Zamora Covarrubias .... assistant producer
Cinematography by
Benjamín Echazarreta (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sebastián Lelio 
Soledad Salfate 
Casting by
Moira Miller 
Production Design by
Marcela Urivi 
Art Direction by
Marcela Uribi 
Costume Design by
Eduardo Castro 
Makeup Department
Clara Farto .... makeup artist
Cristian Flores .... hair stylist: Paulina Garcia
Production Management
Alejandro Castillo .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Manuela Delpiano .... assistant director
Art Department
Gabriel Ebesperger .... graphic designer
Romina Lorca .... art assistant
Augusto Pinto .... set dresser
Francisco Poblete .... set dresser
Denis Soto .... set dresser
Sound Department
Soledad Andrade .... boom operator
Ismael Calvo Delgado .... sound
Nicolas de Poulpiquet .... re-recording mixer
David Mantecón .... supervising sound editor
Isaac Moreno .... sound
Visual Effects by
Alberto Juárez .... visual effects artist
Sergio Paco Rubio .... visual effects producer
Camera and Electrical Department
Julio Aguilera .... electrician: Meritorio
Mauricio Davila .... electrician
Jaime Garcia .... data manager
Maximiliano Hernandez .... electrician
Emilio Jimero .... assistant camera
Isaac Leiva .... chief electrician
Mauricio Ostornol .... still photographer
Cristián Petit-Laurent .... focus puller
Muriel Riquelme .... assistant camera
Casting Department
David Juny .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrea Lihn .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Chema Alba .... digital intermediate colorist
Victor Martos .... color timer
Music Department
Juan Ignacio Correa .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Julio Aguilera .... driver: set dressing and wardrobe truck
Miguel Uribe .... driver: technical equipment van
Other crew
Manuela Baldovino .... translation
Cristian Echeverria .... post production
Elizabeth Ledezma .... caterer
Patricia Milanesi .... production coordinator
Antonia Olivares .... script supervisor
Francisca Savie .... choreographer
Virginia Acosta .... special thanks
Laura Aguirre .... special thanks
Constanza Arena .... special thanks
Olga Berg .... special thanks
Ursula Budnik .... special thanks
Alejandra Campos Watt .... special thanks
Daniela Campos Watt .... special thanks
Carolina Correa .... special thanks
Felipe Fernandez .... special thanks
Andreas Fransson .... special thanks
Gabriela Hernández .... special thanks (as Gabriela Hernandez)
Dieter Kosslick .... special thanks
Hernán Lacalle .... special thanks (as Hernan Lacalle)
Rafaela Landea .... special thanks
Gloria Laso .... special thanks
Paz Lázaro .... special thanks (as Paz Lazaro)
Javier Martin .... special thanks
Elena Muñoz .... special thanks
Laura Muñoz-Alonso .... special thanks
Katharina Narbutovic .... special thanks
Patricio Ochoa .... special thanks
Maximiliano Pallocchini .... special thanks
Carolina Peña y Lillo .... special thanks
Luis Ponce .... special thanks
José Luis Rebordinos .... special thanks (as Jose Luis Reborndinos)
Javier Senfeliu .... special thanks
Rodrigo Sepúlveda .... special thanks (as Rodrigo Sepulveda)
Luz Valdivieso .... special thanks
Edouard Waintrop .... special thanks
Valeria Watt .... special thanks
Kim Yutani .... special thanks

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Rated R for sexual content, some graphic nudity, drug use and language
110 min
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Post-divorce "joie de vivre", Chilean style, 1 March 2014
Author: Paul Allaer from Cincinnati

"Gloria" (2013 release from Chile; 100 min.) brings the story of Gloria (played by Paulina Garcia), a fifty-something divorced woman. As the movie opens, we find Gloria in a dance club with Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" blasting away. Gloria is alone, but certainly not lonely. She loves to dance, and she attracts the attention of others. Pretty soon, Gloria makes the acquaintance of Rodolfo, a sixty-something who is also divorced, yet emotionally still close to his ex-wife and even more so his two grown daughters. Meanwhile, we get to also know Gloria's grown kids: her son Pedro is taking care of a new baby, and her daughter Ana is involved with her boyfriend from Sweden. To tell you much more would spoil your viewing experience, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.

Several comments: first, this is one great 'little' movie about the free-spirited Gloria. One can't help but marvel at the "joie de vivre" which Gloria lives by, even if things are not always easy or don't always go her way. Second, what can you say about the towering performance from Paulina Garcia in the title role! She is in virtually every frame of the movie, and she will blow you away. She brings a daring performance on every level. Co-star Sergio Hernandez as romantic interest Rodolfo is pretty good too. Beware: there are a number of nude scenes between these two, which may make uncomfortable viewing for some. I must say that I am surprised--and disappointed--that Paulina Garcia, who has won a number of international prizes for this performance (including "Best Actress" at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival, where this movie premiered), did not even get nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. Third, there are a couple of key scenes in the movie that will stay with you, none better in my opinion than the awkward family reunion on Pedro's birthday, with Gloria's ex-husband and his new wife, and Gloria introducing Rodolfo to her family for the first time. Just watch what happens. Last but not least: there is a ton of great music in the movie, including of course Umberto Tozzi's late 70s classic "Gloria" (Laura Branigan's cover version a few years later became a monster hit in the US).

This movie reminded me of the 1978 classic "An Unmarried Woman" starring Jill Clayburgh (I think she even won the Best Actress Oscar for this). Certainly these two movies are similar in spirit, if nothing else. "Gloria" opened last weekend at my local art-house theater here in Cincinnati, and when I went to see it this weekend, the matinée screening was surprisingly well attended, which is great news. If you are in the mood for a top-notch foreign movie with stellar performances, you cannot go wrong with this. "Gloria" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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