Las Acacias review Slant Magazine


But this lovely film is ultimately an articulation of something altogether different, at once simple and universal: the discontent of traveling through life with sad resignation. Las Acacias, which takes its name from a typically thorny tree, immerses us in the silence of Rubén, Jacinta, and her five-month-old daughter’s journey toward Buenos Aires, engrossing us in moment-to-moment details that subtly but profoundly speak to the characters’ secret torments. In a very early scene, during which Rubén yawns and Jacinta’s daughter adorably follows suit, Giorgelli sets up a recurring scenario, of characters pairing off and sharing tender moments unbeknownst to the other, and sets into motion a chronicle of Rubén’s rejuvenation as a man, a lover, and a father.

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