Àma Gloria

November 25, 2023 Fiction We like

We saw it at the Festival REC from Tarragona and we liked it very much. A delicate, emotional and beautiful film.

Synopsis

Six-year-old Cléo loves her nanny Gloria more than anything in the world. When Gloria suddenly returns to Cape Verde to look after her own children, Cléo makes her promise that they will see each other again soon. The two will have to make the most of their last summer together.

AMA GLORIA is a story of love and affection, of growth and understanding, moving and captivating, which bases its strength on the simplicity of knowing how to distinguish the small gestures, what is important in life and in relationships.

Marie Amachoukeli, in her beautiful first solo feature film (she won the Camera d’Or at Cannes with “Party Girl”, 2014, co-directed), seeks maximum proximity to the characters and their most subtle and heartfelt details, without falling into sentimentality. Narrated through Cléo’s eyes, everything is revealed to us through innocence and the surprise of discovering the world, including the disappointments. The glances are complemented by beautiful animated interludes that remind us that in childhood, imagination and reality come together, creating a fascinating world of its own.

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