Film Details

Argentina, Chile / 2019 / 96 min.
Directed by Felipe Ríos Fuentes
Spanish w/ English Subtitles
Genre: Drama
Feature

Synopsis

Michelsen, an elderly and taciturn truck driver, sets out on his last trip driving freight before his forced retirement. His estranged daughter Elena sets out on a trip of her own to launch her boxing career in the southernmost tip of Chile’s Patagonia. When their paths cross, they begin a different journey, one that could lead to the acknowledgement of mistakes made and a potential reconciliation. Set against an imposing landscape, Ríos Fuentes’ feature debut is a quiet and moving exploration about solitude and the passage of time.

Michelsen, un camionero anciano y taciturno, emprende su último viaje manejando un camión de carga antes de su forzoso retiro. Su hija Elena, con la cual no ha mantenido contacto alguno, se encamina al extremo sur de la Patagonia chilena para comenzar su carrera de boxeo. Sus caminos inevitablemente se cruzan; ahora no tendrán más remedio que reconocer, a su propia manera, los errores cometidos y, quizás, reconciliarse. Con un paisaje imponente de fondo, el debut cinematográfico de Ríos Fuentes es un sosegado y conmovedor estudio sobre la soledad y el paso del tiempo.