The Desert Bride (La Novia del Desierto) (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Desert Bride (La Novia del Desierto) (2018)

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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.

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Critic Reviews for The Desert Bride (La Novia del Desierto)

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

The wispy story could almost be reduced to an anecdote. Yet in the leisurely flow of Andrea Chignoli's edit, it's imbued with gorgeous, undulating rhythms that pull you in.

January 10, 2018 | Full Review…

There's rather too much use of very shallow-focus camerawork (and yes, we get it that Teresa's world-view lacks a certain depth of field), but this is a minor quibble in a film that is a small delight, a perfect cinematic short story.

January 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Sergio Armstrong's widescreen and often symmetrical cinematography frames the two in arresting and vivid ways, taking full advantage of the lonely streets of the town and the bleak, epic expanse of the surrounding desert.

January 10, 2018 | Full Review…

A small story, told with simplicity... [Full review in Spanish]

November 14, 2017 | Full Review…

It won't scorch the cinema, but this slight story of fragile connection is a charmer that locates heroism in a hesitant smile and dares to suggest that though you might have been diminished by disappointment in the past, what you are is still enough.

October 5, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A gentle film of good intentions, which without much fuss, works within what it humbly proposes. [Full review in Spanish]

August 4, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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