Back to Stay
the grandmother of three sisters dies, each of the sisters handles her
death differently in this coming of age drama written and directed by
Milagros Mumenthaler. At its heart, Back to Stay could almost be
a play in that the majority of the film takes place in the constructs of
their grandmother was their guardian, her death sends ripples into their
sibling relationship. Ironically, each sister is almost the polar
opposite of each other with Marina (Maria Canale) taking the role of
matriarch, Sofia (Martina Juncadella), the rebel and Violeta (Ailin
Salas) who plays the classic holier than thou teenager. As the story
progresses, each of them is forced to become the adult that was played
by their grandmother as relationships are shattered and rebuilt again.
real problem with Back to Stay are the many questions not answered by
the script which leaves you asking what, where and why? Is there any
other family, was there grandmother rich? It's these little questions
that become a tad niggly as you watch the events unfold.
Although the film is in Spanish, the actresses who play the sisters each
portray their character uniquely different that assists the viewer in
investing some time into the story of this broken family. All in all,
Back to Stay is a well written family with an exceptional cast and a
Recommended to those that love foreign films.