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Violeta at Last (2017)

An affectionate Costa Rican film about embracing independence later in life

Drama

6.9

movie

Costa Rica

Spanish

2017

Female director, Hilda Hidalgo

Gustavo Sánchez Parra

87 min

Synopsis

Recently divorced, 72-year-old Violeta lives alone in her childhood house, tending to her lush tropical garden and making plans to turn her property into a boarding house. When she discovers the bank is about to take away her house, she breaks all the rules to hold onto her home and her freedom.

Our Take

6.9
Sonia Botsarova

Inspired by her own mother, director Hilda Hidalgo tells the story of Violeta, a 72-year-old woman with an enviable appetite for life. After divorcing her husband of more than forty years, Violeta now lives alone in the beautiful home in which she grew up. When she discovers that the bank is threatening to repossess her beloved house, she is determined to hold on to it against her children’s wishes, and no matter the cost.

Violeta at Last is, above all, a movie about a woman determined to face the future on her own terms.

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