Six months after her husband’s death, Rosa lives alone in the family home and with her memories of a violent relationship. Rosa doesn’t even dare enter her husband’s private office. Her son is in jail and makes it quite clear that the less he hears from her the better. A friend tells her of a new milonga but Rosa hesitates. She hires Juan, a local handyman and fellow tango lover, to do some work around the house. She is clearly attracted to him. But is Juan her knight in shining armor? Shot entirely from Rosa’s point of view, “Milonga” is a quietly observant film about the psychological mark and almost paralyzing fear left behind by an abusive relationship. Paulina García delivers a stunning and moving performance in Laura González’s quietly powerful feature debut. 

Director and writer Laura González is scheduled to attend the Closing Night gala.