Completely floored by this. It's so effective in conveying the suffering, fatigue, and loss felt by each character. I was glued to my seat, eyes wide, in abject horror at the events unfolding. Despite political turmoil, despite personal and collective tragedies, life goes on. Time waits for nothing and no one, and people have to live with their pain.
I particularly liked the portrayal of relationships, how they're ever-evolving, how they can surprise us—the way Georgina finds other women whose children were stolen from them, the relationship blooming and fading between Pedro and his neighbor, how Geo and her partner become ghosts to each other, and how dedicated Pedro becomes to the case and to Geo.
It's beautifully shot, and the way Melina León weaves a personal narrative, folklore, and Peru's political reality makes for a really strong debut.