Release date10 February 2013 (2013-02-10) (Berlin)
9 May 2013 (2013-05-09) (Chile) WriterSebastian Lelio (screenplay), Gonzalo Maza (screenplay) ScreenplaySebastian Lelio, Gonzalo Maza AwardsAriel Award for Best Ibero-American Film CastPaulina Garcia (Gloria), Sergio Hernández (Rodolfo), Coca Guazzini (Luz), Antonia Santa María (Maria), Diego Fontecilla (Pedro), Fabiola Zamora (Ana) Similar moviesChile movies, Dramas
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Gloria is a 2013 Chilean-Spanish drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio. The film premiered in competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, where Paulina García won the Silver Bear for Best Actress. It was shown at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was selected as the Chilean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated. It won Best Ibero-American Film at the 1st Platino Awards
Gloria (García) is a 58-year-old divorcée. Her grown son and daughter have their own lives. She meets Rodolfo (Hernández), seven years her senior who, like her, is seeking companionship, but he cannot give up his other relationships.
Paulina García as Gloria Cumplido
Sergio Hernández as Rodolfo Fernández
Diego Fontecilla as Pedro
Fabiola Zamora as Ana
Alejandro Goic as Daniel
Coca Guazzini as Luz
Hugo Moraga as Hugo
Luz Jiménez as Victoria
Cristián Carvajal as Vecino
Liliana García as Flavia
Antonia Santa María as María
Eyal Meyer as Theo
Marcial Tagle as Marcial
Marcela Said as Marcela
Pablo Krögh as Pablo
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. The film currently holds a 99% of positive reviews in the film critics site Rotten Tomatoes, being classified as "Certified Fresh" based on 122 critic reviews, with an average rating of 7.9/10. The general critical consensus is "Marvelously directed by Sebastian Lelio and beautifully led by a powerful performance from Paulina Garcia, Gloria takes an honest, sweetly poignant look at a type of character that's all too often neglected in Hollywood." The film also holds a 100% of positive reviews from Top Critics. On Metacritic, the film holds a score of 83 out of 100, based on reviews from 30 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".
David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter writes "it’s hard to imagine anyone with a heart and a brain not responding to the quiet delights and stunning intimacy of Chilean director Sebastian Lelio’s account of the personal evolution of a 58-year-old divorcee, played with scrupulous honesty and intelligence by the wonderful Paulina Garcia" and "Funny, melancholy and ultimately uplifting, Sebastian Lelio's enormously satisfying spell inside the head and heart of a middle-aged woman never puts a foot wrong".
Variety writes "Perceptive and unerringly sympathetic, 'Gloria' has the makings of an arthouse sleeper".
Mark Adams of Screen International writes "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."
Eric Kohn of IndieWire gave the film an A and describes it as a "breakthrough" for actress Paulina Garcia.