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The Window-Movie Review *** 03/07/2011

Posted by Films to consider in Argentinian/Spanish language film, Light Drama, Movies, Spanish language film.

The Window (Argentinian/Spanish) 2008
La Ventana

Official Selection, Sarasota Film Festival; Toronto International Film Festival; Palm Springs International Film Festival
Winner, Fipresci Prize, Valladolid Film Festival

From Film Movement; directed by Carlos Sorin
Starring Antonio Laretta

A lovely film that covers the last day of an old man’s life in a tender and often humorous way. Surrounded by caring household staff and a visiting piano tuner, eighty-year-old Antonio (Laretta) knows his time draws near. His memories of a babysitter that he had when he was a young boy makes the idea of his passing seem magical.

As Antonio waits for a visit from his estranged son and his girlfriend, his bedroom window draws him outside to enjoy the beauty of the land one last time.

Actor Antonio Laretta is better known as a Uruguayan writer and scriptwriter. I thought he was outstanding in this role.

77 min. Unrated.



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