(Todo lo que to quieras)
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011 7:00 PM
Traditional male and female gender roles, still strongly entrenched in many countries are tossed out the window. Centering on a happy Madrid family of three - father Leo is an ambitious lawyer while his wife Alicia is a working mom who takes care of the vast majority of the parenting for four-year-old daughter Dafne. Things quickly turn upside-down when Alicia dies of an epileptic seizure. Leo is immediately set adrift by his newfound responsibilities as a single parent, a feeling that is made doubly distressing when Dafne, herself confused and heartbroken by her mother’s absence, asks for an “artificial” mother to help her fall asleep at night. Suffice it to say that Leo’s actions are both surprising and potentially dangerous, as they require Leo to subsume his own identity to the point where he nearly loses it... Themes of homophobia, gender identity and love at any cost in this film.
Dir. Achero Manas, 2010, Spain, 101 min.s in Spanish with English subtitles