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

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Cinco días sin Nora

Mariana Chenillo | Mexico | 2008 | 92' | Spanish spoken, English subtitles
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This story begins when José finds out that Nora, the woman he was married to for 30 years before divorcing, has committed suicide. The rabbi explains to Jose that, due to the celebration of the Passover festivities – together with a few other factors – if Nora is not buried that same day, they will have to wait almost five days to be able to carry out the burial. Unfortunately, José can’t hold Nora’s funeral without their son being present, so he is forced to wait with the corpse until his son arrives. As soon as he is alone, José serves himself a cup of coffee (from a suspiciously full coffee-maker) and opens the refrigerator to discover that Nora has left all the food for the Passover dinner ready to be prepared. As he walks through the apartment, he realizes that a Machiavellian plan is operating behind all this, ensuring that he is there taking care of the corpse. But Nora missed something: a mysterious photograph left under the bed leads to an unexpected outcome which reminds us that sometimes, the greatest love stories are hidden in the smallest places.

Monday 16 August, 07.30 PM, Rialto (director present)
Wednesday 18 August, 04.00 PM, Rialto (director present)