• Released
  • February 12, 1998
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
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Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Unsparing and uplifting - a wickedly difficult combination to pull off, but one that gives the film an emotional weight that's impossible...
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88

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A simple story that resonates deeply, largely thanks to the actors' ability to invest it with inner life.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A beautifully acted and deeply compassionate study of ordinary people coping with the vicissitudes of life.
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75

Miami Herald

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Digs deep into the roots of female fortitude.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An extraordinary and heartfelt film.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Splendidly acted, sensitively directed.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
After all of its sadness, a tender redemptive glow.
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63

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
A lovely, intelligent film from Spain about recognizable human beings with real-life problems.
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The acting is superb.
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Fernandez is excellent as the maladjusted daughter, but the film's heart and soul is embodied in Galina's noble, understated performance.
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