Anabel is a high-class old lady who lives happy in Barcelona (Catalonia, northeast to Spain) with her husband and businessman Bernabé, and her daughter Greta. But during a dinner party organized by Anabel, she realizes that Chiara, her daughter from her first marriage, appears after thirty years disguised as a member of the staff. Revealing Anabel who she really is, Chiara asks her mother to spend ten days together. After a failed try to give Chiara money to avoid the petition, a reluctant Anabel accepts Chiara's request. They go to the same isolated house where she lived before to leaving Chiara's father, located in a little town in the French Pyrenees. Strangers to each other, Anabel and Chiara spend the days in uncomfortable situations, with Anabel trying to learn the reason of her daughter's request, and Chiara keeping silence about it. Anabel finds herself reliving her youth, and trying to get to know better her daughter, but it all changes when Chiara reveals the real reason she...Written by
Filmed in Barcelona, Montseny, Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste, France and Andorra See more »
When Chiara and Anabel arrive at Chiara's house, Chiara gets out of the car and immediately walks away, with Anabel a short distance behind carrying just a handbag. But when Anabel is first seen in her room, a large grey suitcase is there but no one is shown bringing it inside from the car. See more »
A slow-moving and downbeat film with nice interpretations from Barbara Lennie and Susi Sanchez
An upper-class woman called Anabel : Susi Sanchez, living luckly with his husband and daughter : Greta Fernandez who is actually daughter of actor Eduard Fernandez , while preparing a dinner to wealthy people meets her daughter Chiara, Barbara Lennie, whom she had abondoned long time ago. As Anabel left to her and to his previous husband : Richard Bohringer, over 30 years ago, to marry another rich man : Miguel Angel Sola'. After a failed attempt by the marriage to give Chiara money that she subsequently refuses, then the latter asks for a rare request : to spend Anabel and Chiara get together at their previous home where she lived . As they go by car to the French Pyrinees to a little location in the mountains . Along the way, Anabel attempts to know the reason for the strange beheaving of Chiara who is usually drunk, killing a dove, injuring a dog and other weird conducts.
This is an intense drama plenty of moving scenes and strange happenings . An interesting film but pretty dull and a little bit boring. Being painly tiring and slow moving, though made with credibility and adequate style. It is a brooding and thoughtful film with an unexpected and surprising ending.
It packs a colorful and evocative cinematography by Ricardo De Gracia, shot on location in Montseny, Barcelona, Andorra, French Pyrinees , Mars de Mollo, La Preste, France. As well as atmospheric and appropriate musical score by Nino Casal. The motion picture was professionally directed by Ramon Salazar, thouh it results to be dull . Ramon is a good writer and director, as he has written successful films as 30 metros sobre el cielo, Tengo ganas de ti, Amnesia. Salazar is ha craftsman who directed provoking and stirring films suc as : 10.000 noches en ninguna parte, 20 centimetros and his best one : Piedras or Stones. Rating 5.5/10. Passable and acceptable.
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