Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

The Desert Bride
(La Novia Del Desierto)


Year: 2017
Run Time: 78 minutes

The Desert Bride
The Desert Bride
The Desert Bride
The Desert Bride

Teresa is a reserved middle-aged housekeeper in Buenos Aires. She’s worked for the same family for years and has become accustomed to a life of routines. But her employers have recently decided to sell their house, turning Teresa’s life upside down. On her way to a possible new job, her bus is delayed. She wastes time shopping in a nearby market, where she meets a spirited man who convinces her to try on one of the dresses he’s selling. Teresa later realizes she left her bag in the makeshift fitting room. She returns the next day to find him, only to discover the bag has gone missing in the process of unloading his goods to various shops. Essentially, her bag could be anywhere. Feeling bad, he offers to help her find it. What begins as a simple recovery operation soon blossoms into a much more meaningful journey. They’re both clearly searching for more than a bag. Paulina Garcia and Claudio Rissi are absolutely adorable in the road trip adventure, THE DESERT BRIDE. (In Spanish with subtitles) —E.F.

CIFF42 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 7:20 PM

Friday, April 06, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Cinema en Español
Women of the World

ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition


Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato

Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato are filmmakers from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Atán’s documentary series Madres de Plaza de Mayo, la Historia was nominated for the International Emmy Awards. In 2013 Pivato won the Patagonik International Screenwriters Competition for “Before and After… and After Again.”


Eva Lauría, Alejo Crisóstomo

Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato

Sergio Armstrong

Andrea Chignoli

Principal Cast
Paulina Garcia, Claudio Rissi

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