La flor de la vida

Shapes of Memory
Claudia Abend
Adriana Loeff
Uruguay
2017
84min
Spanish

A film about love by the people who know it best: the elderly. What begins as a collection of interviews soon focuses on the turbulent love lives of 83-year-old Aldo and his wife Gabriella. After five decades of marriage, Aldo and Gabriella are facing a crisis. Their story, narrated with humor, distance and skepticism, tender and ironic all at once, compels us to face the inevitable question: is love everlasting? This is a love story, or rather, a story about the end of love. Those people who were passionate about each other in the 1950s, who swore to love each other until death, are no longer the same. Their personalities, their interests and their ways of seeing and understanding the world have changed. Has the time come to part ways?

Projections: 
11.10. Saturday 16:00
Kino
English & Hungarian Subtitles
11.11. Sunday 20:00
Művész
English & Hungarian Subtitles
Producer: 
Claudia Abend
Adriana Loeff
Editor: 
Claudia Abend
Adriana Loeff
Scriptwriter: 
Claudia Abend
Adriana Loeff
Camera: 
Jackie Bourdette
Fabio Berrutti
Sound: 
Daniel Marquez
Fernando Serkhochian
Distribution info: 
The Film Sales Company, Graham Fine, 515 E. 118th St, Ground floor, New York, NY 10035, Telephone: (212) 481-5020, graham.fine@filmsalescorp.com
Festivals: 
IDFA 2017
True/False Film Fest USA
Docs Barcelona
Sarasota Film Festival 2018 USA
Ambulante Mexico City, Mexico
Awards: 
Special Jury Prize, It’s All True International Documentary Film Festival – Sao Paulo/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Audience Award, Festival de Málaga – Málaga, Spain