Casa dentro

Questions with no answers, emotional barriers and locked doors pervade Joanna Lombardi’s intriguing and mysterious feature film Casa Dentro. In the home of the aged Senora Pilar, who lives with her housekeeper and maid, a visit from relatives evokes strained emotions, buried histories and painful memories. These, however, go unvoiced, swallowed up by the deadening domestic routine of the house.

Lombardi makes every scene count: building the tension with lengthy tableaux, she uses day to day life as the backdrop for a complex and emotionally challenging exploration of mother- daughter relationships spanning four generations of women. A home, a refuge, a cage, a prison – what goes on inside this house is kept under lock and key.

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