- Director: Romina Paula
- Writer: Romina Paula
- Producer: Diego Dubcovsky
Not much ado about practically nothing!
This is a bit of a peculiar hybrid...a playwright/theatre director's first film...part fiction, part autobiographical, part documentary, part drama. As a whole, it's underwhelming to say the least.
It's a bit of everything...it's a bit static, it's a bit sparse. She's a bit lesbian, a bit heterosexual...probably, although unstated, totally bisexual. She's either left her partner or is [just] on a little break...and, it all amounts to a dithering disinterest.
If this had been a straightforward documentary about Romina Paula's mother [her actual mother plays her mother in the film]...then, yes, something interesting could have been gleaned from this mundane misadventure. She [the mother] certainly has a rich and untapped history about immigration and re-settlement...but, alas, the director's creativity got in the way.
All in all, this is a mid-life crisis that is neither mid-life nor critical. It's just a film that doesn't know what it is! Not exactly a glittering debut!
Romina goes back to her family house after giving birth. Temporarily away from her boyfriend, Ramón's father, she shelters in the house of her mother, Mónica, unable to take a decision about her partner. There, she finds herself immersed in her mother's temporality and in her role as a daughter, and tries to clarify what she desires. While visiting Buenos Aires, Romina teaches German, tries to take up her life as a single woman, to go out and to connect herself with who she was before being a mother.
She wants to know how she was before experiencing the overwhelming love she feels for her son. She needs to understand who she is by going back to her origins and rebuilding part of her family history.
Romina vuelve a la casa familiar después de haber sido madre. Alejada del padre de Ramón, su hijo, se refugia en la casa de su madre, Mónica. Allí se ve sumergida en la temporalidad de su madre, de ella como hija, e intenta dilucidar qué desea. De visita en Buenos Aires, Romina da clases de alemán, intenta retomar su vida de soltera, salir de noche. Quiere saber cómo era antes de la experiencia del amor a su hijo. Necesita comprender quién es, retornando a sus orígenes y reconstruyendo algo de la historia familiar. Debut en la dirección de la escritora, dramaturga y actriz Romina Paula.