World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

Las acacias

Pablo Giorgelli | Argentina, Spain | 2010 | 85’ | Spanish spoken, English subtitles


Rubén is a lonely trucker who’s been transporting wood between Asunción del Paraguay and Buenos Aires for years. But one morning his routine is rattled: he is just leaving a motorway stop near Asunción when Jacinta shows up. She needs to go to Buenos Aires. Rubén agrees to let her come along only to discover that Jacinta isn’t alone but that her 8-month-old baby Anahí will travel with them. They are stuck with each other for the next 1500 kilometers and as the kilometers go by, the relationship between Rubén and Jacinta grows. Without many words or questions they get to know each other and slowly start to feel more connected.
Giorgelli filmed Las acacias shortly after his father died. The sense of loss and loneliness but also a feeling of hope of starting an own family inspired him to tell the story of this journey, where few words are said, but which is never silent.

Tuesday 16 August, 7.30 pm, Rialto get your tickets
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