GLORIA

Directed by: Sebastián Lelio 2013 | 110 min.

Section: EuroCinema Hawaii

Premiere: Hawaii

Countries: Chile, Spain

Languages: Spanish, with English subtitles

Genres: Drama, Foreign, Romance


Synopsis

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EuroCinema Hawai'i

Gloria is a 58-year-old divorcée. Her children have all left home but she has no desire to spend her days and nights alone. Determined to defy old age and loneliness, she rushes headlong into a whirl of singles' parties on the hunt for instant gratification — which just leads repeatedly to disappointment and emptiness. But then she meets Rodolfo, an ex-naval officer seven years her senior to whom she feels romantically inclined. She even begins to imagine a permanent relationship. However, the encounter presents unexpected challenges and Gloria gradually finds herself being forced to confront her own dark secrets.

Sebastián Lelio's third feature film is a tragicomedy of fragile hopes and painful truths, a portrait of a powerful woman who manages to assert her own strength and independence in spite of a maelstrom of conflicting feelings. The story unfolds against the backdrop of current political developments in Chile, incorporating the murky waters of 40 years of Chilean history.

Paulina Garcia, in a bravura performance that is sometimes raw and at times, hilarious, touching and lonely, won the Best Actress Prize at this year’s Berlinale for her role as Gloria.

Synopsis written by: Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin

Screenings

Saturday, October 12 4:00 PM Dole Cannery D Date Passed
Sunday, October 13 2:30 PM Dole Cannery E Date Passed
Tuesday, October 15 4:00 PM Consolidated Koko Marina Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Sebastián Lelio
Screenwriter Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza
Co-Producer Pablo Larrain, Juan de Dios Larrain, Luis Collar
Executive Producer Rocio Jadue, Mariane Hartard, Juan Ignacio Correa, Andrea Carrasco Stuven
Cast Paulina García, Sergio Hernandez, Diego Fontecilla, Fabiola Zamora, Coca Guazzini, Antonia Santa Maria, Hugo Moraga, Alejandro Goic, Liliana Garcia, Luz Jimenez, Marcial Tagle
Cinematographer Benjamín Echazarreta
Production Designer Marcela Urivi
Editor Sebastián Lelio, Soledad Salfate
Associate Producer Martin Carcamo, Alejandro Castillo
Costume Designer Eduardo Castro
Casting Director Moira Miller
Art Designer Marcela Uribi
Sound Isaac Moreno, David Mantecon, Nicolas de Poulpiquet, Ismael Calvo

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