Play | Chicago Reader
Chilean writer-director Alicia Scherson, who won the Tribeca film festival's “new narrative filmmaker” award, went to college in Chicago but shot this delightfully fresh first feature in Santiago. She's remarkably inventive, with a surrealist eye and a sense of rhythm in her editing. Her film starts with boldly styled opening credits over exciting street photography, and it goes on to explore alternative lifestyles, cutting between a wealthy man who's lost in swift succession his wife, his job, and his briefcase, and a live-in nursemaid from the sticks who finds the briefcase shortly before losing her ailing patient. In Spanish with subtitles. 105 min.

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