Synopsis: Divorced for more than ten years, Gloria, a vibrant 58-year-old office clerk in Santiago, Chile and mother of two grown-up kids, craves for adventure, while on the other hand, she refuses to spend the rest of her life in solitude and wail in self-pity. Instead, vivacious Gloria embraces her freedom, and because of her love for dance, she frequently hangs out at middle-aged singles' gatherings searching for love and intimacy, but most of all, achingly longing for connection and the long-lost companionship. But the funny thing about life is that it is utterly unpredictable, so when suddenly Gloria meets Rodolfo, a recently divorced former naval officer, she will decide to give love a second chance and daringly give it a shot. Regretfully, however, Rodolfo comes with baggage, as he is still attached to his former family and his two daughters, and even though Gloria is sincerely attracted to him, reality's harsh truth will inevitably bring her face-to-face with towering obstacles rather th
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Sebastián Lelio
Production: Roadside Attractions
  19 wins & 16 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min




It's Gloria.

- Gloria...

- Gloria Cumplido.


Hello, how are you?

Good, and you?

Good. How long has it been...?

Ten years, twelve...

Ever since I got divorced.

Oh, yes.

You look good.

So do you.



Okay, okay.

Okay, go home!

I gave you everything, everything!

What for, eh?

What for?

What are you looking at, man?

Are you going to tell me what to do?

You know nothing!

Nobody knows anything!

You are fresh water

that can quench my thirst.

You are the embrace

where my feelings can be.

You are the place where I want

to return more and more each time.

You are the response

I couldn't find

in my silence.

You are my tenderness,

my peace, my rhythm,

my love, my king.

You are what I crave

and that in you I find.

All that and more...


I haven't heard from you

at all lately.

I'm at the office, very busy...

butjust call me if you feel like it.

It's your mother. Kisses.


Hello, Pedro, son...

How are you?

I hope you're fine.

I was calling to check on Raimundo,

and to see if you needed anything...

Well, that's it. Call me.

It's your mother.

Just like that...

Alright, Mom,

I'll put him to bed.

I can calm him down...

All right, go with your dad.

Let's go to sleep,

let's go to sleep...

- He's fussy, isn't he?

- Yeah.

Maybe it's the ear infection.

Yes, it's probably that.

- And you gave him antibiotics...

- Yeah, we gave him antibiotics.

Oh, well that...

screws everything up.

When you start with the antibiotics

then comes the stomach,

the mouth, which sometimes

gets these things around the...

like fungus, stuff like that...


At least you had

the decency to call, Manuela.

No, we're absolutely fine here,

we're doing great.


Yes, yes, he's eating.

He's making solid poops.


He hasn't asked about his mom!

He doesn't know how to speak!


facing your shins,

the posture's concave phase,

The next exhalation,

Chaturanga dandasana,

inclined plane...

Bring your elbows together,

raise your knees, raise your thighs,

Bring your palms together.


Tilt your head back,

let it fall back.

Open your spiritual heart

bring it back with humility,

so that it's as parallel

with the floor as possible.

And rest on your heels.

Well done, Gloria.

- Did you like it?

- Yes, I did.

I just came to check

if you were still alive.

Bye, good luck.

Stop it, Mom. You did really well.

- Really?

- Yes.

You should come more often.

- Bye, Ana.

- Bye!


Come here.

- Hello.

- Mom, this is Theo.


Okay, Mom, I'm leaving.

We have to go.

- Good luck to you.

- Take care.

- Bye.

- Bye.

- Nice to meet you.

- Yes.

Yes! number...

Keep your tears.

You won't be the last.


The city is humid

under a pale sky.

And I feel free,

free, free, free.

- Hello, good evening.

- Good evening.

- Is this seat taken?

- No, have a seat.

Thank you.

- What was your name?

- Guillermo.

- Guillermo Valenzuela is my name.

- Guillermo Valenzuela.

It's always handy to have a

lawyer as a friend.

Oh, a lawyer. Thanks.

You've got a knack

for putting on lipstick!

You look great!


Are you always this happy?


You asked me

and I burst out laughing.


I don't know...

Some mornings I'm not.


sometimes not in the afternoons... well.

Like everyone.

Yes, of course.

Do you come here all the time?

Yes... yes, yes.

No, not all the time.


Whenever I can...

whenever I want to.

I like coming here, though.

I like to come and dance.

By yourself.

By myself.

I'm divorced.

- Me too.

- Really?

For how long?

One year.

Oh, recently.


Yes. Sometimes it is "finally", right?

I'm trying...

to change things,


What's your name?


What's this?

No, Alberto, listen to me,

tell her to call...


500, I said?


Hold on a second.

Victo, Victo, Victo,

get this bat out of here!

Oh, okay.

That cat is disgusting!

Why does it come into this house?

Hello? Okay.

So then... Listen to me...

Well... Yes, no, that'll be fine.


Right, you too.

Okay, thanks.

Bye. Take care. Bye.

I don't know if what I don't like

about the cat

is the cat itself,

or the cat's tail.

It's like a mouse's.

You know that when

the universal flood came,

the lord ordered Noah

to build a very large ark

into which he put his whole family

and two animals of each species

that existed in the world

at that time.

In a short time,

there were many mice, lots,

and they began eating all the food.

Noah didn't know what to do.

So he spoke directly to Yahweh

and he told him to find the lion,

and stroke its head, like this,

three times with his right hand,

and the lion, 'Pff!",

let out a gush of air,

and two cats came out of its nose.

Those cats...

eliminated the mice.

Not all of them, but a lot of them,

so order and balance

was re-established in the world.

We're going to hit our ribs,

very softly,

We're going to hit our ribs,

very softly,


And we're going to count

1, 2, 3 and then laugh.

No, you don't know me...

I got your number from

the doorman,

here where your son lives.

I live beneath his apartment,

in number 21.

Come here,

I'm waiting, you a**hole!

Come here!


I'm calling because...

Do you know what's going on,

Mrs. Marina?

I think he's having a crisis.

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Sebastián Lelio

Sebastián Lelio (born 8 March 1974) is a Chilean film director, screenwriter, film producer and editor. more…

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