THE THIRD SIDE OF THE RIVER Unclassified 18+
La Tercera Orilla
"Celina Murga's exquisite feel for small-town life, and of the private worlds inhabited by children and adolescents, is on full display in The Third Side of the River." – Variety
Being the son of a doctor isn't everything it seems for 16-year-old Nico. His father is a respected figure, but he lives a double life: one with Nico and his mother and siblings; and the other, mere blocks away, with his second family – with whom he spends most of his time, and the bulk of his money.
Director Celina Murga (Ana And The Others, MIFF 2004; Normal School, MIFF 2012) returns to her own neighbourhood of Argentina's Entre Rios province to tell a tale of father–son tension, inspired by a newspaper report but given her own contemplative spin.
Executive produced by Martin Scorsese and winner of the Special Prize of the Jury at the Cartagena Film Festival, The Third Side of the River is a devastating drama of family duty and duplicity.
"As absorbing as it is affecting… a small but beautifully observed film." – Hollywood Reporter
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