Isidora and Enrique are about 80 years old and live with their equally aged cats in an elegant apartment in Santiago. But it is on the eighth floor and will quickly make Isidora a prisoner if the lift fails again. On such a day, of all days, the daughter announces her visit. That can't bode well. Soon the fidgety Rosario sweeps through the apartment like a hurricane. She's allergic to cats, but that's not all. After her girlfriend "Hugo" has joined her, the real reasons for the visit shine through: They're going after the apartment. This is too much for Isidora, who can hardly hide her approaches of dementia from the guests. And suddenly it's no longer about money, but about love, transience and missed opportunities. A virtuosoly staged chamber play that glides seamlessly from comedy to tragedy and back again.
|Original Title||Gatos Viejos|
|German Title||Alte Katzen|
|French Title||Les vieux chats|
|Directed by||Sebastian Silva Pedro Peirano|
|Available Formats||35mm, DVD, Blu-ray, DCP|
|Screenplay||Sebastian Silva, Pedro Peirano|
|Film Editing||Gabriel Diaz|
|Production||Kim José, David Robinson, Sebastian Silva|
"Gatos Viejos, c’est enfin et surtout une pureté et une simplicité rarement atteintes dans le septième art, un ensemble qui nous atteint directement au cœur, sans artifices… juste des êtres qui vivent comme ils le peuvent."
"Alternant comédie burlesque et drame poignant avec une simplicité qui ressemble à l'évidence, Gatos viejos est une belle réussite."
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