The Restoration

The real estate “boom” is making a lot of people rich. But Tato, a fifty year-old reckless man-child, has lost everything. He moves back in with his eccentric, bed-ridden mother Rosa, who puts him down every time she gets a chance with the hopes of keeping him inside their decrepit family mansion. Desperate for financial independence, Tato decides to sell the house without his mother’s consent. To make Rosa think she is still living in her old bedroom, Tato places her in a remote, crudely similar space covered in plastic to create the illusion that the house is being restored for its historic value. For how long, and at which cost, will Tato be able to sustain this impossible farce?

  • Alonso Llosa
  • Peru
  • 94 minutes
  • MT
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About RiverRun International Film Festival

Founded in 1998, is an arts organization dedicated to showcasing films from independent, international and student filmmakers. The 21st RiverRun International Film Festival was held April 4-14, 2019 in 5 venues throughout Winston-Salem and 1 in Greensboro. RiverRun screened 175 films from 47 countries with 18,354 attendees from across NC, the U.S., and internationally. Due to our excellence in programming, we are recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures & Sciences as an Academy Award qualifying festival in 2 categories – animated shorts and documentary shorts. In addition to our annual Festival, we have several highly regarded year-round screening programs which include the free Indie Lens Pop-Up Series in partnership with PBS North Carolina and the State Library of North Carolina; RiverRun Retro; RiverRun Arts; and our education intiative, Films With Class.