THE DESERT BRIDE

Cecilia Atan & Valeria Pivato
Festivals / Awards

Un Certain Regard – Cannes 2017 – Official Selection
San Sebastian Film Festival 2017 (Horizontes Latinos) – Official Selection
Busan International Film Festival 2017 – Official Selection
Lima Film Festival 2017 / La Havana Film Festival 2017 – Best First Film Award
Condor de Plata 2018 – Best First Feature
Winner Cinema in Construction – Cinelatino – Toulouse 2017

Original title : La Novia del Desierto
Road Movie - Romance | 2017 | 78’
Director: Cecilia Atan & Valeria Pivato
Countries of production : Argentina - Chile
Cast: Paulina Garcia « Gloria », Claudio Rissi
Image Scope - 2K - Sound 5.1 - Color - Spanish language

54-year-old Teresa has worked for decades as a live-in maid with a family in Buenos Aires. When the family sells the house, she is forced to take a job in the distant town of San Juan.

Although feeling uncomfortable with traveling, she embarks on a journey through the desert. During her first stop, in the land of the miraculous “Saint Correa”, she loses her bag with all her belongings. This unexpected incident leads her to cross paths with El Gringo, a traveling salesman, the only one who can help Teresa find her bag. What seemed like the end of her world will ultimately prove her salvation.

Credits
  • Production: El Perro en la Luna (Eva Lauria – Raul Aragon) - Ceibita Films (Alejo Crisostomo)
  • Coproduction: Zona Audiovisual – Haddock Films – Lucero Garzon
  • Script writers: Cecilia Atan – Valeria Pivato
  • Photo: Sergio Armstrong
  • Music: Leo Sujatovich