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Chicago International Film Festival, USA

Friday - 12/03/2021
5:00 PM - Kommunalkino City 46 
Fiction / LITIGANTE / Columbia, France / 2019 / Language: Spanish / Subtitles: English / 95 Min.
Director: Franco Lolli
Writer: Franco Lolli, Marie Amachoukeli, Virginie Legeay
Producer: Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral, Sylvie Pialat, Benoît Quainon, Franco Lolli, Daniel García
Cinematographer: Luis Armando Arteaga
Editor: Nicolas Desmaison, Julie Duclaux
Sound: Matthieu Perrot, Jocelyn Robert, Samuel Aïchoun, Josefina Rodríguez
Production Design: Marcela Gómez Montoya
Cast: Carolina Sanín, Leticia Gómez, Antonio Martínez, Vladimir Durán, Alejandra Sarria

Colombian portrait of a woman

Silvia is constantly tired. The lawyer and single mother is currently facing a many problems at once: Accusations of corruption at the office, problems at her 5-year-old son’s school and constant fights with her quarrelsome mother, whose cancer has returned after years with no chance of a cure left. When Silvia meets journalist Abel, she initially keeps him at arm’s length. There seeems to be no room for a relationship in her overwhelming every day life. But Abel is persistent.
Franco Lolli’s second film is a story carried by small emotional moments and runs wavelike like life itself. An intimate and tender yet unsentimental film with two outstanding leading actresses, neither of whom is a professional actress: Carolina Sanín is a well-known Colombian writer, Leticia Gomez is a retired lawyer and the director’s mother.