Emilia

  • 97'
  • Argentina
  • 2020

Following a bust-up with her girlfriend, Emilia returns from the city to her mother's village, somewhere in Patagonia. Her mother isn't overjoyed about Emilia's return, as this disrupts her peaceful existence. Emilia tries to decide how she wants to carry on with her life, but is confronted with people and feelings from her past. Bored and frustrated, or just looking for intimacy, she seduces a number of men, including her childhood sweetheart, but also falls in love with a girl at the school where she teaches gym – an obsession that distracts her from her broken heart and musings about the future.

In his first feature, director César Sodero contrasts Emilia's inner restlessness with the immutability of Patagonia. He does this using images of impressive landscapes, natural dialogue and telling non-verbal communication. Surrounded by the peace and beauty of nature, inner chaos gradually gives way to acceptance and self-awareness.

Director
César Sodero
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Argentina
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
97'
Medium
DCP
Language
Spanish
Producer
Juan Pablo Miller
Production Company
Tarea Fina
Sales
Compañia de Cine
Cinematography
Pigu Gómez
Editor
Sebastián Schjaer
Production Design
Delfina Vélez Funes
Sound Design
Emiliano Biaiñ , Marcos Zoppi
Cast
Sofía Palomino, Claudia Cantero, Ezequiel Díaz, Camila Peralta, Nina Dziembrowski, Fernando Contigiani, Jorge Sesán