Colombia / France 2016, 78 min, Spanish, Hebrew & English subtitles

It’s seriously hard to pick a favorite of these 8 elderly ladies, since each one is funnier, braver, warmer, and more inspiring than the next. These are the women of the small Colombian village of Jericó. Their lives haven’t been easy, but they converse, reminisce, argue, and share their dreams with awe-inspiring mental fortitude. Director Catalina Mesa lived with them in their colorful Andean village for months, and the openness and intimacy she fostered is apparent in each and every frame. Rich or poor, single, married or widowed, white or black, educated or less so—these women eat, cook, clean, talk about love and betrayal, sex and death, children and Jesus in a sensuous and touching film.

Previous Festivals: Hot Docs, Santa Barbara IFF

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  • Fri 12.05 10:30 Cinemateque 4 Filmmaker Present
  • Sun 14.05 20:30 Municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa rooftop
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    Sun 14.05 22:00 Municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa rooftop
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  • Mon 15.05 10:00 Cinemateque 3 Filmmaker Present
Director, Script & Cinematography: Catalina Mesa
Production: Emilie Frigola-salelles
Production Company: Miravus, Saviadulce
Editing: Loic Lallemand
Music: Teresita Gomez (piano)
World Sales: Pauline SAINT-HILAIRE (p.sh@upsidetelevision.com)

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Catalina Mesa was born and raised in Colombia.While completing her high school studies there she trained in classical ballet and modern dance at the Silvia Rolls Academy.After finishing high school, she traveled to Boston, where she earned a diploma in Management and Communications from Boston College.