Los Dias

Apr 14, 2013

(Ezequiel Yanco, Argentina, 2012, Blu-ray, 80 min)

Los dias is a confidently somber look at the daily life of two nine year-old twins, Martina and Micaela Mendes, growing up in Quilmes outside of Buenos Aires with their mother. Los dias is indeed about the days, anything but normal for these fast-growing girls, shuttling between school, church, auditions, household chores, preening in front of the mirror, and literally pulling each other’s hair out, (alternately with and without their mother’s supervision, whose job with a taxi company increasingly leaves the girls to fend for themselves). Intimate, unadorned, and candid, Los dias confirms director Yanco as mature beyond his years; the prestigious Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (Malba) is screening the film this spring.

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