Gloria (2013)

Gloria (2013)

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Set in Santiago, Chile, this drama follows Gloria (Paulina Garcia in a Berlin Silver Bear-winning performance) - a 58 year old divorcée who has no desire to spend her days and nights alone. Determined to defy old age and loneliness, she rushes headlong into a whirl of singles' parties on the hunt for instant gratification... More

As the hedonistic adventure leads to disappointment, she meets Rodolfo - an ex-naval officer seven years her senior to whom she feels romantically inclined. Gloria is gradually forced to confront her fondness of the bottle and her own family’s tense dynamic, whilst navigating the difficulties of her new-found romance, amid the constraints and demands of middle-aged life.

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2013Rating: M, Sex scenes, offensive language, drug use110 minsChileSpanish with English subtitles
DramaRomanceWorld Cinema

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Gloria (2013) | Awards

Award Winner
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and Silver Bear (Best Actress, for García) at Berlin Film Festival 2013

Gloria (2013) | Reviews

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

Sebastián Lelio’s funny, touching, splendidly acted character study Gloria shows up Hollywood’s inability to create realistic, compelling roles for middle-aged women. While Gloria, a free-spirited 58-year-old divorcee finding romance in Santiago, might turn up there in a watered-down rom-com as a shrilly doting, comically lusty harpy-type, Leilo affords her dignity and respect, warts and all.

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Variety

Variety

Presenting a woman (magnificently played by Paulina Garcia) of undisguised sexuality seeking to be the center of life for the man she loves. Perceptive and unerringly sympathetic.

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Total Film

Total Film

Sticking tightly to its heroine's everyday routines and rituals, this deft blend of humour and pathos fully earns its defiantly upbeat dance-floor denouement.

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Time Out

Time Out

Boasts subtly nuanced, plausible performances, none more so than Paulina García as the strong-willed, fun-loving but sometimes lonely protagonist.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Most films past the mid-life point either don't acknowledge romance and sexuality... the frank, comfortable, yet warmly erotic way Gloria deals with it is a breath of fresh air.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Funny, melancholy and ultimately uplifting.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The mesmerising García and sensitive direction by Lelio light up this delicate yet spiky drama. Terrific stuff from both Chileans.

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Gloria (2013) | Release Details

Gloria (2013) is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Academy On Demand and AroVision.