This first feature film by the talented María Florencia Álvarez is a breath of fresh air: perfectly-paced, funny, kind, observant and sympathetic to the ways in which we play with different identities. Ms. Álvarez has a wonderful instinct for that fine line we tread between fearful and fearless, being and playing. Most of all, she creates a rich world of women from whom Habi derives her support and questions the workings of the world. The women – her friend Yaz, her neighbor Margarita, her landlady, her mother – can be seen to represent the many sides of the woman Habi will be.
Habi, La Extranjera. Dir. María Florencia Álvarez. Lita Stantic Producciones, et al., 2013. In Spanish.