1h 10min | Drama | 10 August 2011 (Switzerland)
A young woman returns with her son to an isolated beach on the pacific coast in southern Mexico to find peace with her ghosts.
With her young son (Solal) in tow, an unnamed woman (French thesp Vimala Pons) arrives in the small Mexican village on the Pacific coast where, per flashbacks, she used to live and fell in love with a local man (Efren Mendez Avalos), who’s tellingly not around in pic’s present tense. She paddles a canoe with her kid deep into the mangrove swamp to dig up a mysterious knife, and meets another Gallic expat (Fabian Tellez-Cau) who gets her thinking about the past. The big reveal reps a shrug-inducing so-what; cast looks enervated throughout from the location’s heat.
Directors: Frédéric Choffat, Julie Gilbert
Writer: Julie Gilbert
Stars: Lucia, Patrick Pasquier, Vimala Pon