After the sudden death of her husband, Luisa (Erica Luis) has to go looking for a partner. Someone who can help care for her two daughters, primarily in a financial sense. With her hair done up, she goes for a night out. She soon finds a potential candidate, the gallant Ernesto (Marcelo Subiotto). But has she got over the death of her lover? Does she really want a new relationship?
These doubts are amplified by observational compositions - small glimpses into the life of a family in mourning in 1960s Buenos Aires. The sultry and occasionally static camera work and the choice of filming in black-and-white seem to be a direct homage to the golden era of Hollywood. Likewise, the play with lighting is occasionally reminiscent of film noir. These style techniques are used to get to the core of the matter: Will Luisa re-find happiness?

International title
Incident Light
Filmmaker
Ariel Rotter
Premiere
European première
Country
Argentina, France, Uruguay
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
95’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Juan Pablo Miller, Ariel Rotter
Production Company
Tarea Filmes, Aire Cine
Sales
Urban Distribution International
Writer
Ariel Rotter
Cinematography
Guillermo Nieto
Editor
Eliane D. Katz
Production Design
Aili Chen
Sound Design
Martin Litmanovich
Music
Mariano Loaicono
Cast
Erica Rivas