A Fly in the Ashes
Friday, April 5 – 6:00 PM – Wealthy Theatre
Director: Gabriela David | PG 13 – 1:38 min.
This gripping Argentinean drama depicts the nightmarish predicament of two young rural women who are lured to Buenos Aires by job openings for domestics but instead find themselves enslaved as prostitutes. One of them refuses to cooperate, though her mentally challenged friend, unable to comprehend the grievous situation, accommodates their captors. Writer-producer-director, the late Gabriela David (Taxi, an Encounter) deemphasizes the feminist angle inherent in the material, opting instead for a stark, straightforward drama, and cameraman Miguel Abal makes liberal use of close-ups to heighten the sense of claustrophobia in the bordello scenes. – Joshua Katzman
In Spanish w/English Subtitles