BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Internasjonal fiksjon


Spania / Belgia / Frankrike / Argentina / 2005 / 104 min
Juan Solanas
A woman so desperate for children that she resorts to drastic, illegal measures

Hélène is a middle-aged French career woman used to getting her way. When she decides to become a mother, she travels to the impoverished Argentina to find a baby - with cash if necessary. She becomes entangled with the pregnant girl Juana and her ten year old son in their struggle against a corrupt landowner. Perhaps the problems of these two very different women may find a mutual solution?

Perhaps... and perhaps not: the climax is nicely ambiguous, with a powerful final shot that leaves the audience to draw their own conclusions. This is a heartfelt, mature film dealing with serious, complex subject-matter.

Juan Solanas

Argentine Juan Solanas (b. 1966) is son of the famous director Fernando Solanas and has followed his fathers footprints into the film industry. Juan Solanas started his carrier as a cinematographer. He has made several music videos and commercials, but his breakthrough came with his first short film THE MAN WITHOUT A HEAD, which won the Cannes Jury Prize in 2001. NORTH EAST is his first feature film. He is currently developing a futuristic thriller called AIR.