The Desert Bride

Friday, May 4 - Thursday, May 17, 2018

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 and the only person who can help Teresa find her bag. What seemed like the end of her world will ultimately prove her salvation.

Official selection: Cannes Film Festival

  • Country Argentina/Chile
  • Language Spanish (with English subtitles)
  • Running Time 78 minutes
  • Director Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato
  • Writer Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato, Martín Salinas
  • Editor Andrea Chignoli
  • Cinematographer Sergio Armstrong
  • Cast Paulina García, Claudio Rissi