Everything Else

( Todo lo demás )

Natalia Almada

  • Spanish (with English subtitles); 98 min
Morelia IFF
Special Mention to Natalia Almada, Ojo for Best Actress (Adriana Barraza) - Morelia IFF
Selected at
NYFF54 - Film Society of Lincoln Center
Rio de Janeiro IFF

Everything Else - Natalia Almada

Mexico, 2016, 98 min
  • Starring: Adriana Barraza
  • Production: Les Films d’Ici 2, Tita Productions

Doña Flor is a bureaucrat. It is in everything that comprises her, her non-descript beige blouse, practical heels and knee-length skirts. For over three decades she has attended frustrated and indignant citizens to whom she is nothing but an invisible, lifeless bureaucrat, and has returned each evening to her cat and solitary apartment where she makes obsessive lists of the people she attended to during the day. Inspired by Hannah Arendt’s idea that bureaucracy is one of the worst forms of violence, EVERYTHING SELSE explores the interior life of Doña Flor as she attempts to resurface. A kind of “observational narrative” the film is a mesmerising contemplation on solitude.