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.
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.