THE MIDDLE AGES [La edad media]

THE MIDDLE AGES [La edad media]

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THE MIDDLE AGES [La edad media]

  • Directed by Luciana Acuña, Alejo Moguillansky
  • Starring Luciana Acuña, Alejo Moguillansky, Cleo Moguillansky
  • BFI London Film Festival 2022
  • 2022 | 90mins | Argentina | (15)

Tickets Are Only Available via BFI London Film Festival Website.


In this droll, metaphysical meta-comedy, a well-to-do yet dysfunctional Argentinian family try to maintain their creativity and sanity while living under the constraints of lockdown.

Just when you thought you’d experienced enough life under lockdown, this witty comedy opens up a whole new perspective on enduring enforced seclusion. Writer-directors Alejo Moguillansky and Luciana Acuña play versions of themselves alongside their engaging eight-year-old daughter (and narrator) Cleo, as we follow their respective struggles: Alejo’s attempts to direct a Samuel Beckett play over Zoom; frustrated Luciana’s option of online dance classes in lieu of real interaction; and Cleo, bored of virtual schooling and music lessons, decides to buy a telescope funded by selling off household items. Absurdist yet beguilingly relatable, Alejo’s Beckettian odyssey is a droll meta-comment on the eternally stalled existence within the family walls, yet one able to blend existential angst with expert slapstick. - Leigh Singer

Spanish, English Language with English Subtitles