Two women who were best friends when teenagers meet again by chance. One of them is married, a traditional housewife. The other is a free-spirit lesbian music teacher. Till there, what we have is the typical plot seen to exhaustion. However, "For 80 Days" tells the story of two elderly women who meet after 50 years apart and it does with such a tenderness that every generalization about men being heartless falls through. I explain myself: " For 80 Days" was written and directed by the Basque directors Jon Garaño and José Mari Goenaga that succeeded in bringing up the complex subjects of homosexuality and ageing in a warm and accessible narrative.
It's also a story about second chances and the weight of social and self-imposed conventions and beliefs; the weight of life, after all.
*Also check out: "Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement", by Susan Muska and Gréta Olafsdóttir.