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The Desert Bride

54-year-old Teresa has worked for decades as a live-in maid with a family in Buenos Aires.

When the family sells the house, she is forced to take a job in the distant town of San Juan. Although feeling uncomfortable with traveling, she embarks on a journey through the desert.

During her first stop, in the land of the miraculous “Saint Correa”, she loses her bag with all her belongings. This unexpected incident leads her to cross paths with El Gringo, a traveling salesman and the only person who can help Teresa find her bag.

What seemed like the end of her world will ultimately prove her salvation.

"This is one of the great screen romances in recent memory."

Scott Marks, San Diego Reader

"...strikingly languorous and open-ended, its graceful silences and unhurried rhythms speaking to the intriguing identity crisis of its protagonist."

Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

"...its unforced humanity, visually poetic landscapes and agreeably metaphoric storytelling suggests the intimate pleasures of a well-turned short story."

Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

Movie Info

Directed by Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato
78 Minutes
From Argentina/Chile
In Spanish with English Subtitles

CINEMA ADMISSION:

REGULAR ADMISSION: $11
REAL ART WAYS MEMBERS: $6
SENIOR & STUDENT MEMBERS: $5.50
SENIORS (65+): $8
FULL-TIME STUDENTS (WITH ID): $8

REAL ART WAYS' FACILITIES ARE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE. ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CAFÉ.