Litigante

Litigante

Litigante

A lawyer struggles to care for her young son and ailing mother amidst a developing scandal at work in this Colombia-set drama from Franco Lolli.

"Between raising her young son, taking care of her ill-tempered, cancer-battling mother, navigating her career as a top-notch lawyer dealing with a major corruption scandal, Silvia (Carolina Sanín) could very well be on the verge of a nervous breakdown. And what if the answer to all this was simply... love?" (Critics' Week, Cannes Film Festival)

2019Rating: M, Adult themes93 minsSpain, ColombiaSpanish with English subtitles
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
Director:
Franco Lolli ('Gente de bien')
Writer:
Franco LolliMarie Amachoukeli
Cast:
Vladimir Durán

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Litigante / Reviews

The Guardian

The Guardian

There's enormous tenderness in this drama ... but also an overwhelmingly unsentimental sense of life's seriousness and painfulness.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

The film's big, bold emotions creep up on you suddenly.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

It's not always successful, but the film has two towering performances at its core... and a strong sense of integrity.

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Variety

Variety

It's a film of small, precisely rendered moments rather than major emotional flourishes.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

This accomplished film is gentle and humorous in its outlook...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

While it doesn't do anything similar films haven't done before, Litigante nails the way life just happens sometimes, illustrating one woman's struggle to stay afloat with authenticity and grace.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The movie often nails the fractiousness, fear and pain of caring for a dying loved one, driven home by immaculate performances from Sanin, Gomez and Sarria as two generations of women with more in common than they might like to admit.

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