Natalia Smirnoff

While he works in a shop and jokes with young girls, she prepare everything for him and even adult sons at home. Their love expressed especially by the food, which is here for your family with much devotion. So it is not surprising that attempts to follow her new hobby extremely tentative fall out and she does much in secret. Subliminally, you will feel her fear of the Nichternstgenommenwerden. How good she really is, notes Mary only when she meets Roberto, who is looking for a partner for puzzle tournaments per display. The well-heeled older Casanova with taste impressed Maria tremendously, but he is fascinated by this enigmatic lady who puts together seemingly effortlessly tricky images.

A true Puzzlemania captures Maria and can they invent stories to hide the neglect of their household duties and visits to Roberto. Her role as a housekeeper she can however not really escape and seeks contact with Roberto’s housekeeper Carmen. So, this movie is above all a mirror of Argentine society and the still existing in traditional role sharing and education. This seems less imposed as rather learned and difficult to reverse. Maria takes long to claim something for themselves and does so only on detours. Juan is seeking interest and understanding for the new hobby of his wife, without however really serious to them.

And at the end, Maria has managed only the beginning of a more confident life, to the world puzzle Championships to Germany she doesn’t dare then yet. Natalia Smirnoff put great passion in their first own feature film, on which she has worked five years. He convinces his intelligent manner which conveys messages without pronouncing them directly and leaves much room for interpretation. One of the few woman films at the 60th Berlinale, whose entire perspective reflects the point of view of the protagonist. MIA paradise