While bed-ridden Antonio awaits a visit from his long-lost son, the alluring view of Patagonia from his window leads him to escape for one last stroll. Argentina. Spanish w/English ...
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While bed-ridden Antonio awaits a visit from his long-lost son, the alluring view of Patagonia from his window leads him to escape for one last stroll. Argentina. Spanish w/English subtitles. Winner - Valladolid Int'l FF. Official Selection - Toronto and Havana Int'l FFs.Written by
My local library was showing this film for movie night, but I decided to rent it for myself and view it at home. Glad I did. La Ventana is a mellow film, very relaxing to watch, but melancholy just the same. The facial expressions of the actors made them mesmerizing to watch. The landscape shots were beautiful. At one point I stopped the movie to see where it was filmed (Argentina). Even my husband and son, who prefer mindless shooting movies, were walking by and just sat on the sofa with me and watched. It's not a fast moving or an action film, it's poignant in that it depicts an infirm elderly man at the end of his life, what's going through his mind, and those around him. Very captivating film that draws you in. It starts off slow, but progresses nicely.
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