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So Much Tenderness
Escaping her country’s violence, Aurora enters Canada hidden in the trunk of a car. A few scenes later, she tells her story at a police station with the help of a translator—an environmentalist lawyer in Colombia, Aurora escaped to Canada after her husband was murdered in cold blood by agro-industrial mafias; a setting of scores after Aurora and her NGO denounced abuse and compromised their interests. Between the memory of the dead, honored in body and soul, and that fear of some ghosts that are too much alive, Aurora and her daughter Lucía try to reinvent themselves in Toronto, far from their family, but creating new stories, new illusions and new bonds in a hybrid language that seems to build itself on the go. With sensitivity and just the right distance, So Much Tenderness tells a story of exile and pain, but also of memory and reconstruction.
Lina Rodriguez was born in Bogota, Colombia, in 1980. She directed the features Señoritas (2013) and This Time Tomorrow (2016, Latin American Competition, 31st Festival) and many shorts, including Ante mis ojos (2018, Latin American Competition, 33rd Festival).
G, S: Lina Rodriguez
F: Nikolay Michaylov
E, P: Lina Rodriguez, Brad Deane
DA: Jorge Lozano
M: Chris A. Cummings
CP: Rayon Verde, Arbitrage Pictures, Timelapse Pictures
I: Noëlle Schönwald, Natalia Aranguren, Deragh Campbell