Gloria is a 2013 Chilean-Spanish drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio. Gloria (Paulina García) is a 58-year-old divorcée. Her grown son and daughter have their own lives. She meets Rodolfo (Sergio Hernández), a senior who, like her, is seeking companionship, but he cannot give up his other relationships. The film premiered in competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festivalwhere Paulina García won the Silver Bear for Best ActressIt was shown at the 2013 Toronto International Film FestivalThe film was selected as the Chilean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awardsbut it was not nominated. The film received excellent reviews when it premiered at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival, topping both Screen International‘s Screen jury poll of international critics, and IndieWire’s critics poll of the best films screened at Berlin in 2013. Mark Adams of Screen International wrote “A delightfully astute and compassionate delve into the life of a 58 year-old divorcee looking for company, romance and perhaps even love. Director Sebastián Lelio’s engaging, amusing and oddly uplifting Gloria is a film that will strike a chord with audiences of a certain age. It is driven by a quite wonderful performance from Paulina Garcia, who should snag best actress awards at every festival the film plays at.”

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