Like Michael Haneke did with Funny Games, renowned Chilean director Sebastián Leilo has decided to shoot a scene-by-scene remake of his film in the U.S. The film is Gloria (2013), which brought him a lot of recognition, including three Berlinale awards. Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a divorced, independent woman in her 50s who longs for some excitement in her life. Her days are filled with work and family responsibilities; her evenings are spent dancing in nightclubs for middle-aged singles. Her stable but not necessarily happy life is thrown off balance when she starts an affair with a man she meets at a bar. As often happens, hope is mixed with uncertainty, euphoria with fear of disappointment. Lelio has once again created a soulful, bittersweet portrait of a mature woman striving to live life to the fullest while she can. And although she doesn’t always succeed, it’s hard not to root for her.
Sebastián Lelio, Alice Johnson Boher
Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Michael Cera, Alanna Ubach, Jeanne Tripplehor