Abrir puertas y ventanas

  • 98'
  • Argentina
  • 2011
After their grandma dies, the sisters Sofia, Marina and Violeta try to pick up their lives again in the house where the old woman had brought them up. They quibble and form alliances, drag boyfriends along and then break up. Sofia suddenly wonders if maybe Marina was adopted; she is so different. And she has blue eyes. Then Violeta has suddenly left Buenos Aires. By plane, with some man or other.
Back to Stay is a poetic, light-hearted and atmospheric drama about loss and blood bonds. The camera frequently moves through the old house, past the household effects of grandma and the things stored in the garage that had belonged to the three graces' parents. The tempo is languidly slow, the soundtrack (Fran Gayo, Bridget St. John, Linda Perhacs) is beautiful.
At the Locarno Festival, this Argentine-Swiss-Dutch coproduction won no less than five awards, including the Golden Leopard for best film, the prize for best actress (María Canale) and the FIPRESCI Award from the international film press.

Director
Milagros Mumenthaler
Countries of production
Argentina, Switzerland, Netherlands
Production Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
98'
Medium
35mm
International title
Back to Stay
Language
Spanish
Producers
Violeta Bava, David Epiney, Rosa Martínez Rivero, Eugenia Mumenthaler
Production Companies
Ruda Cine, Alina Film, Waterland Film
Sales
The Match Factory GmbH
Cinematography
Martín Frías
Editor
Gion-Reto Killias
Production Design
Sebastián Orgambide
Sound Design
Henrik Maïkoff
Cast
Martina Juncadella, María Canale
Local Distributor
Just Film Distribution
Website
http://www.the-match-factory.com/films/items/back-to-stay.html