Gatos Viejos (Old Cats)
Gatos Viejos (Old Cats) (2011)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 4, 2011
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A.O. Scott
New York Times

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.

Simon Miraudo

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)...

Eric Hynes
Time Out

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.

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Kent Turner

A small-scale effort with huge emotions -- and the sharp barbs and perfectly-timed deadpan reactions are not far off from Edward Albee

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Megan Ratner
Film Comment Magazine

Peirano and Silva refuse the cliché of imminent death as healing.

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Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

Walks a fine line between empathetic treatment of its characters and voyeuristic freakshow gazing.

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