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A Son's Vision...

This movie is written and directed by Rodrigo García. Garcia is the son of Gabriel García Marquez. GGM is the author of scores of novels including One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Age of Cholera. GGM's novels are dense and descriptive. Rodrigo's style is more distilled. The story is made up of vignettes, but as the movie unfolds, the interrelationships of the characters becomes apparent.

It's far too complex to convey all of the stories. Indeed, by doing so, there wouldn't be any point in seeing the movie. The movie opens with a close shot of a dead woman. In this close up we realize that Rodrigo is showing his visual style for the whole movie. The camera holds steady on all of the woman in the film, imploring the viewer to create a part of the story by "just looking at her".

Each woman's story is short - around 10-15 minutes. Most of the stories have elements of birth and death in them. Each is well acted.

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