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ALBA, an 11 year old girl, has to move to her father's house due to her mother's illness. She barely knows him and sharing time with him at home feels weird. Both are shy, both feel lonely but they can't find a way to approach each other.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Macarena Arias Macarena Arias ... Alba
Pablo Aguirre Andrade Pablo Aguirre Andrade ... Igor (as Pablo Aguirre)
Amaia Merino Amaia Merino ... Mamá
Isabel Borja Isabel Borja ... Juliana
Mara Appel Mara Appel ... Claudia
Maria Paz Correa Maria Paz Correa ... Daniela
Rafaella Illanes Rafaella Illanes ... Carolina
Paula del Valle Paula del Valle ... Frida
María Pareja María Pareja ... Sofia
Maria Paula Villavicencio Maria Paula Villavicencio ... Domenica
Maisa Herrera Maisa Herrera ... Susana
Maria Fernanda Molestina Maria Fernanda Molestina ... Eva (as Fernanda Molestina)
Nicolas Nunez Nicolas Nunez ... Toma
Jorge Andrade Jorge Andrade ... Ivan
Joaquin Andrade Joaquin Andrade ... Jose
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Alba, 11 years old, passes her days in silence. She loves little animals. She has learned to cope with her mother's illness, helping her to use the bathroom. Alba plays silently so that her mother can rest during the day. One night Alba's mother gets worse, and has to be taken to the hospital. With no one else to take care of her, Alba is sent to live with her father, who she hasn't seen since she was three years old. Living with her father is almost unbearable. Embarrassment, her first kiss, visits to mother in the hospital, Edgar's tender efforts to get close to her, and bullying at school; these are some of the experiences that pave Alba's journey to puberty and to self-acceptance. Written by Anonymus

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Ecuador | Mexico | Greece

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Spanish

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28 October 2016 (Ecuador) See more »

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Ecuador See more »

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Caleidoscopio Cine See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Fairy Tales Burning
Written by Julian Brody, Andrés Sánchez (as Sanchez Dub) and Maria Fernanda Karolys (as Fernanda Karolys)
Performed by Maria Fernanda Karolys (as Fernanda Karolys)
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Beautiful drama

I like Alba from the young director Ana Cristina Barragán very much. There is almost no dialogue, but still you know everything that you have to know when you look at Macarena Aria, who gives a stunning performance as Alba, a 11 year old child.

Given that Macarena Arias is playing a very shy character who is all about isolation and solitude, her performance is amazingly communicative. With her large and doleful eyes and her frail body that seems to want to avoid all human contact, she still manages to give a high variation of nuances thanks to director Barragán.

Alba needs a lot of love, but her sick and dying mother cannot give her that anymore and her father, whom she does not know very well after her parents had divorced, is a shy man who has had a lot of problems in his life (as a drugs addict) and whose house is in a very poor state.

Alba flees away in making her puzzles and her father helps her to make a painting out of her puzzles, a symbol of love.

This unsentimental and truthful drama moved me a lot. I would like to recommend this picture of Ecuador to everybody who likes beautiful movies.


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