A reserved, middle-aged gay woman, Chela, slowly inches out of the shadows of her dissatisfaction as she is forced to live her life separated from her more outgoing partner of 30 years, Chiquita, who is sent to prison for debt. Alone, Chela uses her old Daimler to provide a taxi service to wealthy older ladies in the neighborhood. In her new role as chauffeur, she meets the young and life-affirming Angy. The encounter lures the rather passive Chela out of her reserve and helps her rediscover her own desires. However, when Chela visits her girlfriend in prison, a completely different picture emerges of conditions in Paraguay.
Marcelo Martinessi studied communication in Paraguay followed by film at the London Film School. His short films, which revolve around literature and memory, have screened at festivals including the Berlinale and Clermont-Ferrand. He was executive director of his country’s first public television station from 2010 up to the coup d’état in 2012. His attempt at coming to terms with the ensuing political chaos gave rise to his short film La VozPerdida (The Lost Voice), which won Best Short at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival.
6:00p Robinsons Galleria Cinema 8
6:30p Gateway Cineplex 7
6:30p TriNoma Cinema 4
Schedule subject to change, please check with the cinemas on the day of screening. Full schedule here.
The QCinema International Film Festival 2018 will be held on October 21-30, 2018 in Quezon City, Philippines.