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“Robe of Gems”LAFITA – Latin American Film Days

A woman runs away from a scene where several other people are looking at a person on fire.
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In this social drama, the paths of three women cross in a nameless rural community in Mexico. In their search for María’s missing sister, they are drawn into a maelstrom of corruption and violence.

In this social drama, the paths of three women cross in a nameless rural community in Mexico. In their search for María’s missing sister, they are drawn into a maelstrom of corruption and violence.

Natalia López Gallardo delivers a poetic and unsettling portrait of everyday life in Mexico. With her focus on characters and with long takes, she challenges the audience to interact with the film in the tradition of slow cinema, relentlessly drawing them into the story. “Robe of Gems” received the Silver Bear award at this year’s Berlinale.

 

MEX/ARG/USA 2022, 118 minutes, original language with English subtitles, directed by Natalia López Gallardo.