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My Grandmother’s House

Director: Adan Aliaga

2005| 85 mins Spain


Six-year-old Marina is in the care of her Grandmother while her parents are at work. She is expected to conform to the daily rituals that determine 75-year-old Marita’s conservative and religious life in a dull industrial town in the Spanish Alicante province. The girl rebels in her own impulsive and headstrong way against her grandmother’s stringent and sombre outlook on life.The film is a poetic and subtle exploration of Marina’s still unbiased and innocent attitude on the one hand and Marita’s repressed pain and growing despair on the other. The fact is that the house Marita has lived in for 52 years has to be demolished, and she cannot stand the thought of moving. Playfully and tenderly, My Grandmother’s House shows the bickering and the nevertheless invariable love between a grandmother and her grandchild.

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