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Courtesy of Memento Films

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet
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Directed by Rodrigo Plá

2012, in Spanish with English subtitles


84 minutes



The Delay


María, a single mother of three, struggles to make ends meet as a seamstress. Circumstances force her to also care for her elderly father Agustin, who shows early signs of dementia. As the burden of caring for him increasingly weighs on María, she decides to take him to a home for the elderly, but she is turned away. Out of desperation, she commits an act that she soon regrets. Mexican/Uruguayan filmmaker Rodrigo Plá’s feature gives a sincere and nonjudgmental portrayal of the arduous task of caring for the elderly, while painting an empathetic picture of the confusion accompanying the loss of one’s faculties. Movingly beautiful in its honesty, Plá shows an unfortunate reality that many families face today. 

This screening is free for students with ID.