Uncomfortable, provocative, and audacious.
Boasting a trio of actresses at the top of their game, director Pablo Trapero’s beautifully crafted multilayered drama explores the emotional ties that bind a wealthy Argentine family.
Counsellor Augusto Montemayor (Isidoro Tolcachir), his wife Esmeralda (Graciela Borges), and their unmarried daughter, Mía (the striking Martina Gusmán) enjoy an outwardly perfect life on their family ranch outside Buenos Aires. The veneer of peace and prosperity is turned upside down when Augusto suffers a stroke, bringing his other daughter Eugenia (Bérénice Bejo) and husband back home. The sisters are close and despite the circumstances, their reunion is celebrated. But there are skeletons in almost every closet, and the tides begin to turn as old relationships are resumed and dormant tensions finally explode.
Like Trapero’s multi-award-winning The Clan (SFF15), The Quietude is infused with tragic underpinnings of the horrors of the country’s military dictatorship and offers an expert depiction of blood relations forced to reckon with themselves.
Please note the film will screen with English subtitles during the festival.