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A Chilean family deals with the new values in a quickly changing world.
This better than average ethnographic film uses a simple yet effective structure. It episodically tells of a day in the life of a Chilean family of four. Each segment sees one member of the family navigating issues of scarcity, whether they are rooted in the rising price of milk or the simple fact that one’s body can do less labor with age. The director avoids sentimentalizing these peasants by observing the ways that they fail to reveal themselves to one another entirely, despite an outwardly intimate way of life. The style is sometimes unsure of itself, arbitrarily using handheld camerawork at times, but the sum of the vignettes has a certain unexpected power about it.
tercera vez que la veo.
A simple reflection on a provincial Chilean peasant family and their way of life which is at odds with the modernisation of society. It’s a well made family drama with solid performances from what appears to be an amateur cast.