La Novia del desierto

Directed by Cecilia Atán & Valeria Pivato

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.

78 minutes

Translated title:
The Desert Bride


Full English

Country of origin:
Argentina and Chile

Year of production:

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