Gatos viejos / Old Cats

Friday, Feb. 25th, 6pm

13-19 University Place, Room 102  (map)

Directed by Sebastián Silva and Pedro Peirano

Chile, 2010

Drama, 88 min.

Spanish with English subtitles

*Presented by Romina Pistacchio, Doctoral student, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, NYU


Isadora and Enrique live a comfortable life. They have a modest yet elegant apartment in Santiago’s old downtown district. Well into their 80’s, they both maintain their independence and live happily with their books, their eclectic art, and most of all with their beloved two cats. That is until, one day, the building’s elevator breaks and unable to descend the ten flights down, Isadora is left a prisoner in her own home. At the same inconvenient time, Isadora’s passionate “wild child” daughter Rosario and her female lover, Hugo, come for a visit with a new “scheme” of how to make them all rich. A touching film of black humor and pathos reflecting the often-treacherous territory of mother-daughter relationships and the empathy needed to find a survivable neutral ground.


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