Tuesday, November 17, 2009

la tigra, chaco

you drink terere?

esteban (ezequiel tronconi) returns to his home town, la tigra, from buenos aries to see his father. his father is out on the road, he's a trucker, so esteban stays with his aunt (?), visits his younger half brother for the first time but, most of all, spends his time with vero (guadalupe docampo); and old flame, who he is trying to woo, despite the fact she is currently attached...

this was a nice surprise. an amusing, quietly observed and very well executed film. the performances are uniformly excellent, shunning melodrama and embracing a very nicely understated realism that makes it very easy to watch and enjoy. oh, and terere, according to wikipedia, "an infusion of yerba mate, similar to mate but prepared with cold water (rather than with hot water), and in a slightly larger vessel".

good stuff...

there's no dvd, but it would be nice if this got a wider release.

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