A film by Natalia Almada
Mexico/USA, 2016, 72 min. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Subjects: Women's Studies, Women’s Health, Aging, Labor Studies, Latin America, Economics Sociology, Social History, Latin American Studies, Mexico
Selected as one of the best films of the year (Amy Taubin, Artforum), and winner of the Golden Gate Award for Best Film at the San Francisco Film Festival, Everything Else stars Academy Award–nominated actress Adriana Barraza (Amores Perros, Babel) as Doña Flor, a 63-year-old bureaucrat living in Mexico City.
Natalia Almada's debut fiction film explores the interior life of Doña Flor as she awakens from her bureaucratic malaise and yearns to become visible again. Inspired by Hannah Arendt’s idea that bureaucratic dehumanization is a brutal form of violence, the story ultimately becomes a mesmerizing contemplation on solitude.
“Adriana Barraza gives a masterful performance.”
— Eric Kohn, IndieWire