Solas (Alone)
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Maria (Ana Fernandez), whose parents live in the country, cannot stand her father's authoritarian ways and moves to the city. She finds a job as a cleaner and tries to survive in a wretched apartment in the shabby part of a big city. She is pregnant, and the fact that her boyfriend has abandoned her does not help matters. When her father goes to the hospital for an operation, her mother comes to stay with her. Her neighbor, an old recluse whose only friend is his dog, begins to come out of his shell and these three lost souls try to give each other (and especially Maria) the strength to… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"accurately illustrates the closely-knit bonds between mothers and daughters in dysfunctional situations"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"A wonderful film and one that shows just how much growing up US cinema has left to do."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"A powerful film in its depiction of love, loneliness, despair and redemption."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"It would have been better released in the United States under its translated title, Alone, which perfectly captures the message and the mood of this slender but touching tale."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Though not much fun to watch, Solas is an effective and believable portrayal of individuals struggling against the endemic poverty of Spain."
‑ David Bezanson,
"Zambrano's visual style is an exquisite expression of his characters' desolation."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
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