Gloria (Paulina García) is a "woman of a certain age" but still feels young. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Rodolfo (Sergio Hernández). Their intense passion, to which Gloria gives her all, leaves her vacillating between hope and despair—until she uncovers a new strength and realizes that, in her golden years, she can shine brighter than ever. The film is exclusively and radically told from a single point of view—Gloria's—and Garcia's tour de force performance captured the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival. Chile's Official Selection for Best Foreign Language Film consideration at the 86th Academy Awards. Directed and co-written by Sebastián Lelio. (109 mins.)
"The great accomplishment of “Gloria,” the Chilean writer-director Sebastián Lelio’s astute, unpretentious and thrillingly humane new film, is that it acknowledges both sides of its heroine’s temperament without judgment or sentimentality." -- A.O. Scott, NY Times (Critics' Pick)
"Gloria is a day brightener of a character study about finding someone new and making the same old mistakes." -- Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
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