VIFF 2012 review: Beauty


The emotional power creeps up on you as quietly as the whispering trees that recur in Yola’s homesick dreams. She’s an indigenous teenage girl in Argentina forced to work for a ranch family busily preparing for its daughter’s 15th birthday. Yola’s quiet comfort in her own Wichi skin contrasts with the frizzy-haired daughter’s awkwardness, and the story builds to a betrayal that is deeply unsettling. Metaphorical and beautifully lensed.

Granville, October 5 (6:15 p.m.) and 9 (12 p.m.)

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