Las Acacias

Las Acacias

A scene from LAS ACACIAS, a film by Pablo Giorgelli. All rights reserved.

Las Acacias (2011/2012)

Opened: 09/07/2012 Limited

QUAD Cinema09/07/2012 - 09/13/20127 days

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Genre: Argentine Drama

Rated: Unrated


Giorgelli's first feature is a gentle, absorbing road movie about Ruben (German de Silva), a middle-aged Argentine truck driver, who transports Jacinta (Hebe Duarte), a young Paraguayan woman, and her infant daughter from Asuncion to Buenos Aires where Jacinta hopes to reunite with relatives and find work. Long divorced, Ruben's a loner with a son he hasn't seen in years. Jacinta's a single mother whose daughter, Anahi, as far as she's concerned, "doesn't have a father." Over the course of their journey, Ruben begins to glimpse the possibility of a new life opening up before him. The characters are shy and not given to displays of feeling; the narrative moves at a calm, meditative pace without sudden reversals or dramatic revelations--simply the gradual stirring of long-suppressed hopes and desires. Thoroughly engaging and emotionally accessible from start to finish, this award-winning debut is testimony to Giorgelli's quiet brilliance as a director and the faith he places in his marvelous actors.