Eugenia, a young woman living in a small town in Bolivia, is fed up with her life. In one go, she decides to separate from her husband, leave her job, and move to her father’s house in Cochabamba. Once there, she takes a part-time job as a make-up artist, and accepts a role as a guerrilla fighter in an amateur movie set in the 1960s. She begins uncovering her newfound identity, little by little, through small and seemingly unremarkable moments: conversations, shared meals, work mishaps. Martín Boulocq’s quirky black-and-white character study presents us with a woman working through the emotional debris of a previous life, all the while fighting for her place in a world dictated by the men who surround her.
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