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Intriguing and Authentic Glimpse of Buenos Aires Underworld
Sunlight and fresh air streaming through a little window, clinging to the back of a motorcycle as it threads the city streets and the laughter of her baby boy; little things that bring Alanis such joy. She sorely needs it. Inconsistent and unbalanced prostitution laws and predatory law enforcers punish the very people they should help. The camera follows Alanis and her son Dante as they are forced to the street, seek shelter with a kind yet preachy relative, try to find a little space for themselves in territory jealously guarded by others in the same line of work, and suffer other indignities. Alanis is a determined survivor though, she treasures the light when it comes and if anyone can get through such times, it is her.
The film provides a valuable and intriguing glimpse into the underworld of Buenos Aires where immigrants are lured with false promises, bad laws and law enforcers rule, and vulnerable people such as Alanis have few and dismal choices available. Dante is the real-life son of the film's main actor. This relationship brings authenticity and magic to each scene between mother and son. While there could be more depth to the dialogue and certain scenes should be expanded upon, Alanis is a wonderful, genuine and insightful film. Seen at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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