LAT18 Violeta Al Fin13th November, 2018
The vibrant and affecting Audience Award nominee at Glasgow, newly divorced 72-year-old Violeta proves that rebelliousness knows no age when finances threaten her newfound freedom.
Hilda Hidalgo’s (“Of Love and Shadows”) latest feature follows recently divorced 72-year-old Violeta as she starts a new and exciting stage in her life. She happily lives in her childhood house in Costa Rica where she tends to her lush tropical garden. Determined to enjoy her newfound freedom, she takes swimming lessons and rents out a room to her instructor, a middle-aged Mexican with dreams of his own. But she applies for a loan to turn her property into a boarding house, she discovers the bank is about to take away her home.
With an intimate perspective, the film traces the journey of an iconoclastic woman who is willing to break the rules to hold onto her home and her freedom.
NOMINATED: Audience Award, Glasgow Film Festival 2018
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Busan International Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Málaga Film Festival 2018
“The strength of this film is in Chaverri's finely judged performance.” – Eye for Film