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by Milagros Mumenthaler


Buenos Aires, at the end of the summer. Following the death of the grandmother who raised them, sisters Marina, Sofia and Violeta live alone in their family home, each trying to deal with her absence in their own way. Marina buries herself in her studies, while also taking care of the house; Sofia concentrates on her appearance and material possessions; and Violeta wanders from her bedroom to the living room, receiving occasional visits from an older man. This period of transition and uncertainty is marked by disagreements, laughter, mean remarks and affectionate gestures, until one autumn day Violeta suddenly disappears without a word.

international title: Back to Stay
original title: Abrir puertas y ventanas
country: Argentina, Netherlands, Switzerland
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Milagros Mumenthaler
film run: 99'
release date: FR 18/07/2012
screenplay: Milagros Mumenthaler
cast: Julián Tello, Maria Canale, Martina Juncadella, Ailín Salas
cinematography by: Martín Frías
film editing: Gion-Reto Killias
art director: Sebastián Orgambide
costumes designer: Françoise Nicolet
producer: Violeta Bava, David Epiney, Rosa Martínez Ribero, Eugenia Mumenthaler
production: Alina Film Sarl, Waterland Film, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, Fortuna Films, Ruda Cine (AR)
distributor: Look Now!


main awards/selection

Locarno Film Festival 2011 Golden Leopard
Best actress (Maria Canale)

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