After decades working as a live-in maid with a family in Buenos Aires, circumstances oblige 54-year-old Teresa to take a job in the distant town of San Juan. She nervously embarks on a journey through the desert, and is distraught when she loses her bag during a stop in the land of the miraculous Saint Correa. In this semi-magical transition space she crosses paths with El Gringo, a charismatic traveling salesman who becomes a companion in her quest to defy destiny. Emerging from the cocoon-like existence of her former life, Teresa blossoms and awakens in the desert as she embraces life’s potential.
The screening on Thu 19 April will be introduced by Dr Ignacio Aguiló, University of Manchester.
The intro will be BSL interpreted and the film includes English subtitles. BSL interpreters for the festival will be Alex McDonald and Siobhán Rocks.