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

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Critic Consensus: Unassuming yet surprisingly impactful, The Desert Bride offers an absorbing, well-acted reflection on life's surprises and the unlikely connections we make along the way.

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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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Cast

Claudio Rissi
as 'El Gringo' Miguel Alfredo Corbalán
Paulina García
as Teresa Godoy

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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (8)

In this low-key Argentine drama, a live-in maid from Chile (the spellbinding Paulina García) faces a new chapter in life.

September 25, 2018 | Full Review…

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

May 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"The Desert Bride" is nothing complicated, but in its unforced humanity, visually poetic landscapes and agreeably metaphoric storytelling suggests the intimate pleasures of a well-turned short story.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

A road movie story that aims toward simplistic and rather formulaic romantic wish-fulfillment.

May 4, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A road movie of sorts, it steers clear of melodrama or sentimentality, but it also never risks hitting anything.

May 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Though it runs a mere 78 minutes, The Desert Bride is strikingly languorous and open-ended, its graceful silences and unhurried rhythms speaking to the intriguing identity crisis of its protagonist.

May 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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