• Sofia Paoli Thorne
  • Paraguay, Argentina
  • 2022
  • 71 min
  • World Premiere
  • Luminous

Available in Docs for Sale after the world premiere at IDFA.

Surrounded by sounds that come out of a jungle-like garden, a woman inhabits the gloom of her bedroom, covering her body in roots. Her name is Celsa, she is 70 years-old and lives immersed in her garden's vegetation, seeking remedies that will soothe her pain, the oblivion, and her recent past. A past stained by the confinement and torture she endured 45 years ago during the military dictatorship in Paraguay.

From the intimacy of her plants and treasured files, Celsa keeps a wish alive: to heal her memories and get stronger while living in a present where the dictatorship's echoes reverberate and threaten to reinstate fear.


Sofia Paoli Thorne
Sofia Paoli Thorne, Gabriela Cueto for Mita'í Films , Federico Pozzi for Algo que se mueve, Nadia Martínez


World Sales
Gabriela Cueto for Mita'í Films
Festival Handling
Gabriela Cueto for Mita'í Films

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71, DCP, color
Spoken languages

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