La jubilada (The Retiree) | Review - Cine las Americas 2013

Many stories focus on the aspirations of small town inhabitants who dream of a better life in the big city. La jubilada (The Retiree), written and directed by Jairo Boisier, presents a story about a homecoming instead, and not necessarily a welcome one at that. Fabiola Neira left her town for the capital city of Santiago. Now, at the age of 30, she’s returning home to start over again. When she arrives at the home of her father, Rogelio (Rogelio José Soza), a recent retiree more interested in his bird than his youngest daughter, the family tension is abundantly apparent. Fabiola’s older sister, Gina (Georgina Catalina Saavedra), also isn’t all that excited to see her come back. The lack of excitement and sense of distrust at having Fabiola back in their midst begs the question, what’s happened here?
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