Gatos Viejos (Old Cats)
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Drugs, money, and failing relationships irritate the already difficult relationship between an elderly woman and her daughter in this comedy drama from the writing and directing team of Sebastián Silva and Pedro Peirano. Isadora (Bélgica Castro) is in her nineties and shares an apartment stuffed with a lifetime of memories and souvenirs with her second husband, Enrique (Alejandro Sieveking). Isadora is starting to sink into senility, and her poor health makes it hard for her to leave the flat, so Enrique must look after her. Before long, Enrique gets some assistance from Rosario (Claudia… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Neither Rosario nor Isadora is entirely nice - the child's desperate selfishness is matched, and perhaps caused, by her mother's cold reserve - but Mr. Silva and Mr. Peirano make them worth caring about."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"No, it's not a sequel to Disney's John Travolta/Robin Williams vehicle Old Dogs (although if it was, it takes the series in a brave new direction)..."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"The wild-eyed Celedón and stealthily empathetic Saavedra introduce a farcical element to this otherwise mournful milieu, but the tonal clashes yield something genuinely cathartic, if also ultimately irresolvable."
‑ Eric Hynes, Time Out New York
"A small-scale effort with huge emotions -- and the sharp barbs and perfectly-timed deadpan reactions are not far off from Edward Albee"
‑ Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
"Peirano and Silva refuse the cliché of imminent death as healing."
‑ Megan Ratner, Film Comment Magazine
"Walks a fine line between empathetic treatment of its characters and voyeuristic freakshow gazing."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
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