CASADENTRO

By Joanna LOMBARDI

EL ARBOL AZUL - as PROD

First film - Completed 2012

In Casadentro othing tragic happens, no earth-shattering crisis has to be resolved. It is a film that believes that the conflicts that really matter are in the everyday, the daily routine, around the breakfast table.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • PERU
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Joanna LOMBARDI
    • Writer(s)
    • Joanna LOMBARDI
    • Producer(s)
    • Joanna LOMBARDI (el arbol azul), Miguel VALLADARES (Tondero Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Pilar, almost 81, gets out of bed and gropes her way downstairs. Her dog, Tuna, follows at her heels as he always does. It’s five in the morning and Pilar defrosts her fridge, or at least thinks she has; in reality she hasn’t. Consuelo, a housemaid of more than 40 years’ standing, appears to straighten things out. Pilar is thus sidelined in the middle of her kitchen and can only watch as her maid summons Milagros, the maid’s maid, and tells her to put everything in its place. Pilar shares her quiet house situated in a provincial part of Peru with Consuelo, Milagros and Tuna. The daily routine in this household, where one day could be confused with any other, revolves around insignificant events. But things are about to change. The telephone interrupts the stillness. It’s Patricia, one of Pilar’s daughters, calling to say that she will be arriving in a few hours with her daughter, her daughter’s husband and her granddaughter in tow. Pilar nervously agrees and immediately starts to worry. As the film progresses aspects of each character are revealed both to themselves and to the others. Patricia simply wants to nurse her granddaughter and spend some time in her childhood home without making waves. Carla’s only concern is to ensure the baby doesn’t cry. And Pedro just wants to sleep. Consuelo wants a new TV for the kitchen and Milagros wants to go out. Pilar wants to feed biscuits to her dog. Nothing tragic happens, no earth-shattering crisis has to be resolved. It is a film that believes that the conflicts that really matter are in the everyday, the daily routine, around the breakfast table.
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