Nicolas AVRUJ (Campo Cine), Diego LERMAN (Campo Cine), Ana KATZ (23-24)
This winter tale tells the story of the inner adventure of 34 year old Liz, a first time mother – and a writer currently suffering from writer’s block – while she experiences the first months of her son’s life (Nicanor, 6 months old) and his growth as both a state of grace and being overwhelmed. The main settings for this adventure are a brand new apartment, too new and too empty during the latest trip of hard working and adventurous husband Gustavo (38 years old) and a cold windy local park. That is where Liz and Nicanor, a curious, healthy and adorable child spend their time. The thrill of feeding him, of showing him the clumsiness of the pigeon's flight, the swimming of the ducks, the painted horses in the merry-go-round blend with the oppression that blows in like the dry leaves and the cold clouds in their midday strolls. When Liz meets Rosa (35), mother to Clarisa (8 months), the scenario lights up. There is a new friend at the park and the daily visits become adolescent excursions. It allows a new sense of complicity and there will be a time for confidences. Liz trusts Rosa with her fears and some of her suspicions about her husband’s late departure. In turn she receives a completely unexpected defense strategy. Rosa (after a scandalous separation takes charge of her baby's care on her own) with her inherent ingenuity strengthens Liz and with her enviable cheek she sweeps her to her sea of contradictions and her fanciful sensibilities. The days change tone and the mothers and their babies combat the cold by wrapping themselves in warm clothes and conversations that grow during the outings and around the swings. The distance with Gustavo produces suspicion and small domestic prowesses. Liz manages to look after her baby well in the loneliness of her home. She feeds him, bathes him and tries to be a fully functional woman. However when the night comes doubts and fears appear and also plays with the idea of a heroic, solitary motherhood. Liz's own family notice an undecipherable air in her, a kind of voluntary abandonment. The phone won’t ring, Gustavo stalls, friendship takes over, the park is filled with voices and empathy, the days with Nicanor bring happiness, fear, and bliss and Liz ventures into an intimate, indescribable world.
Partners & financing
Campo Cine (Argentina)
Cordon Films (Uruguay)