In the Costa Rican countryside where 28-year-old Isa lives, life choices are limited, and the traditional family model demands a wife’s subservience to her husband and dedication to childrearing. Isa already has two daughters – with great natural performances from the five- and nine-year-olds – but her husband Alcides is pushing for a third child. His domineering personality combined with the relentless heat and humidity create a mentally and physically oppressive atmosphere that induces Isa’s hallucinatory episodes, reflecting her feelings of guilt and desire, and her complex relationship with her body and sexuality.

Watching her slowly but defiantly take back control is a powerful and moving experience; this is a beautifully shot and expertly acted domestic drama about female empowerment.

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Translated title:
The Awakening of the Ants

Languages:
Spanish

Subtitles:
Full English

Duration:
94 minutes

Country of origin:
Costa Rica and Spain

Year of production:
2019

This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time