Silvina Schnicer, Ulises Porra Guardiola

A woman visits her home on an island in the Tigre Delta in an attempt to reconnect with her son, but finds that returning and reconciliation are never easy, in this atmospheric family drama from Silvina Schnicer and Ulises Porra Guardiola.


Argentina's enigmatic Tigre Delta, just north of Buenos Aires, provides a fitting landscape for Tigre, the feature debut of filmmakers Silvina Schnicer and Ulises Porra Guardiola. The pair employ the mystery of this unique region — with its labyrinthine rivers and remote islands — to delineate the many tangled strands of familial relationships and the challenges of connecting with those we've known our whole lives.

Sixty-five-year-old Rina (Marilú Marini) is returning to her remote and rundown island home after many years, accompanied by her fortysomething friend, Elena (María Ucedo). As they await the arrival of their children, the women bond, sharing their fears of rejection and sexual solitude. Rina hopes her son Facundo (Agustín Rittano) will help her keep her home as developers encroach on the area, challenging land titles. Meanwhile, Elena's overtures are coolly received by her daughter, Sabrina (Magalí Fernández), who arrives with her friend Meli (Ornella D'Elia) and the unexpected Estebán (Tomás Raimondi).

Atmospheric, beautifully shot, and reminiscent of Lucrecia Martel's masterful La Ciénaga, Tigre is a fresh and urgent film. Directors Schnicer and Porra Guardiola create an original piece that intricately explores female loneliness, adolescent sexual awakening, and the burden of the past.


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