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The Desert Bride

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“Arresting. A captivating two-hander, as soothing as a desert breeze”

The Hollywood Reporter

Teresa (Pauline Garcia, Gloria, Little Men) is a middle-aged Chilean maid who for decades has lived with a family in Buenos Aires. When her employers downsize but offer her a job with relatives in distant San Juan, Teresa reluctantly agrees to relocate. Feeling adrift when she loses her bag on the bus journey through the sparse Argentinian hinterland, she enlists the help of a travelling salesman whose peripatetic lifestyle couldn’t be further removed from her shuttered world.

Official Selection, Cannes Un Certain Regard. Gorgeously shot by acclaimed cinematographer Sergio Armstrong (Neruda) and observed with great delicacy and charm, The Desert Bride is a film of simple pleasures and universal truths.