The Grown-Ups 80 min.

Maite Alberdi, Chile / The Netherlands / France, 2016, color, DCP
Munt 13 Sat 19-11 10:00
Tuschinski 1 Sat 19-11 19:00
Munt 09 Mon 21-11 18:00
EYE Cinema 1 Thu 24-11 13:30
DLM: Mary Dresselhuys Zaal Fri 25-11 10:00
DLM: Wim Sonneveld Zaal Fri 25-11 10:00
DLM: Mary Dresselhuys Zaal Sat 26-11 10:00
DLM: Wim Sonneveld Zaal Sat 26-11 10:00
Munt 11 Sat 26-11 19:30
DLM: Mary Dresselhuys Zaal Sun 27-11 10:00
DLM: Wim Sonneveld Zaal Sun 27-11 10:00
Munt 13 Sun 27-11 16:00

Anita, Rita, Ricardo and Andrés have been attending a school for children with Down syndrome for 40 years. After all this time, they are starting to tire of this safe, familiar environment. Now over 45 years old, some of them feel that working in the school bakery is no longer a challenge. They also yearn for freedom on a more personal level. Anita and Andrés are in love but still live with their families. They dream of finding a quiet place to be alone together, and they want to get married and raise a family. Sadly, the society they live in is not equipped to cater to their desire for more independence. In spite of the training they receive on becoming “responsible adults,” all four of them remain dependent on others to make decisions for them, much to their frustration. Director Maite Alberdi draws us into the microcosm of these four “young adults” through her intimate observation, free from commentary. A moving – and at times confrontational – portrait made with great compassion and a sharp eye for composition.

Maite Alberdi
Maite Alberdi for Micromundo Producciones
Denis Vaslin for Volya Films
Mandra Films
Pablo Valdés
Maite Alberdi
Menno Boerema
Juan Eduardo Murillo
Sound Design
Ranko Paukovic
Miguel Miranda
Involved TV Channel
TVN Chile
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