The wonderfully sensitive directorial debut of Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato, THE DESERT BRIDE brings to audiences another astonishing performance from the superb Paulina García (Gloria).

La novia del desierto
Director: Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato
Cast: Paulina García, Claudio Rissi
Duration: 78 mins
Country of Origin: Argentina

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The Desert Bride

“Arresting. A captivating two-hander, as soothing as a desert breeze.”
David Rooney, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“A small delight. A delicate late-life love story that is also a tale about the empowerment, the film paints a diverse picture of an Argentinian society in transition. A perfect cinematic short story.”
Lee Marshall, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

OFFICIAL SELECTION – UN CERTAIN REGARD – 2017 CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER – BEST FILM – 2017 TOULOUSE FILM FESTIVAL

The wonderfully sensitive directorial debut of Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato, THE DESERT BRIDE brings to audiences another astonishing performance from the superb Paulina García, who drew worldwide attention from her starring role in Sebastián Lelio’s multi award-winning Gloria.

Fifty-four year old Teresa (García) has worked for decades as the live-in maid for an upper class family in Buenos Aires. But when they can no longer afford to employ her, they find Teresa work with their in-laws, who live miles away in San Juan. Although daunted by the prospect of making a completely new life, she embarks on the trip. But at her first stop, in the land of the miraculous “Saint Correa”, she loses her small bag with all her belongings. The incident leads her to cross paths with Gringo (Claudio Rissi), a free-spirited door-to-door salesman, who offers to help. What seems like the end of the world may ultimately prove her salvation.

Gorgeously shot by acclaimed cinematographer Sergio Armstrong (Neruda) and observed with great delicacy and charm, THE DESERT BRIDE is a film full of simple pleasures and universal truths, and a seductive reminder that it’s never too late to discover a true identity.

The Desert Bride

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE SCREENINGS
2017 Cine Latino Film Festival
Nov 14-29 Nationally
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