VIFF 2013 review: La Paz
Liso has just been discharged from a psychiatric hospital, and director Santiago Loza uses much of his artfully unsettled movie to depict the protagonist’s numb limbo. Swaddled in the wealth of his family home and the eye of an overattentive mother, he has trouble fitting in outside. His only peace seems to come from taking his granny out on the back of his motorbike, or watching the simple calm of his Bolivian maid. Just what he needs builds slowly and cleverly in this moody meditation on a troubled mind.
International Village, September 28 (6:45 p.m.); Vancity, October 6 (4:45 p.m.)