Gatos Viejos (Old Cats) (2011)




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Drugs, money, and failing relationships irritate the already difficult relationship between an elderly woman and her daughter in this comedy drama from the writing and directing team of Sebastián Silva and Pedro Peirano. Isadora (Bélgica Castro) is in her nineties and shares an apartment stuffed with a lifetime of memories and souvenirs with her second husband, Enrique (Alejandro Sieveking). Isadora is starting to sink into senility, and her poor health makes it hard for her to leave the flat, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Pedro Pierno, Sebastián Silva, Pedro Peirano
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Neither Rosario nor Isadora is entirely nice - the child's desperate selfishness is matched, and perhaps caused, by her mother's cold reserve - but Mr. Silva and Mr. Peirano make them worth caring about.

Full Review… | August 20, 2013
New York Times
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The wild-eyed Celedón and stealthily empathetic Saavedra introduce a farcical element to this otherwise mournful milieu, but the tonal clashes yield something genuinely cathartic, if also ultimately irresolvable.

Full Review… | August 13, 2013
Time Out
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Full Review… | April 4, 2011
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Peirano and Silva refuse the cliché of imminent death as healing.

Full Review… | November 4, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

No, it's not a sequel to Disney's John Travolta/Robin Williams vehicle Old Dogs (although if it was, it takes the series in a brave new direction)...

Full Review… | August 17, 2011

A small-scale effort with huge emotions -- and the sharp barbs and perfectly-timed deadpan reactions are not far off from Edward Albee

Full Review… | March 13, 2011

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