Gloria (2013)

Gloria (2013)

Gloria (2013)

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...

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.

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and Silver Bear (Best Actress, for García) at Berlin Film Festival 2013
2013Rating: M, Sex scenes, offensive language, drug use110 minsChileSpanish with English subtitles
DramaRomanceWorld Cinema
77%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

press

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.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A sad, painful romantic story.

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

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

press

Funny, melancholy and ultimately uplifting.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0
0

Aaron Yap does justice in his review to summise this film as a character study. Gloria reveals the flaws in human nature and in relationships. It is an engaging and sometimes gritty portrayal of a woman who is all too often abandoned emotionally and physically: by her family, Rudolfo and nearly herself...but her mana resurfaces by the end. Gloria defies...

4.0
0

This film was a waste of 110 minutes of my life. It is rubbish.

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I'm in perfect agreement with Aaron Yap. Just read his review, it's spot on. And go watch GLORIA.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

4.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A sad, painful romantic story.

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Funny, melancholy and ultimately uplifting.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0
0

Aaron Yap does justice in his review to summise this film as a character study. Gloria reveals the flaws in human nature and in relationships. It is an engaging and sometimes gritty portrayal of a woman who is all too often abandoned emotionally and physically: by her family, Rudolfo and nearly herself...but her mana resurfaces by the end. Gloria defies...

4.0
0

This film was a waste of 110 minutes of my life. It is rubbish.

0

I'm in perfect agreement with Aaron Yap. Just read his review, it's spot on. And go watch GLORIA.

5.0
0