Gloria is a 58-year-old divorcée. Her children have left home and she has no desire to spend her nights alone. Determined to defy old age and loneliness, she rushes headlong into a whirl of singles’ parties on the hunt for instant gratification — which leads repeatedly to disappointment and emptiness. But then she meets Rodolfo, an ex-naval officer to whom she feels romantically inclined. However, the encounter presents unexpected challenges and Gloria finds herself being forced to confront her own dark secrets, in this tragi-comedy of fragile hopes and painful truths.
(110mins) | Chile
Spanish with English subtitles
Sebastián Lelio is a graduate of the Chilean Film School. In 2005 his debut feature film, The Sacred Family, was released. In 2009, his second feature film, Christmas, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. 2011 saw the release of his third feature, The Year of the Tiger. Gloria is his most recent film.