Directed by: Ana Katz
Staring: Julieta Zylberberg & Andrés Milicich
The anxieties of a new motherhood are reflected in the protagonist’s uneasy relationship with a stroller-pushing acquaintance. The unexpected friendship serves as a catalyst to explore class conflict, female solidarity and the responsibilities of single motherhood.
This deceptively simple and reflective feature is more of a character study than the low-boil thriller it sometimes appears to be turning into. It’s the sort of film that improves significantly with post-viewing consideration, as one works one’s way back through it. Ana Katz stars, co-wrote and directed the film. My Friend From The Park is a competently crafted, unassuming production that puts its faith in the quality of the screenplay and the conviction of the performances.