Emilio returns home after fifteen years of absence. His son Gabino and his wife Teresa greet him bewildered. After spending less than a week together, they decide to not let him stay in the house any longer. By the time they are prepared to break the news, Emilio has already departed.
Celebrated director Nicolas Pereda reunites familiar actors and themes in this inventive consideration of family dynamics. By repeating scenes with deviations, interviewing the cast mid-narrative, and using different actors for the same role, Pereda strips away plot fodder with invigorating results.
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States