Director Carlo Lavagna’s dreamily fragmented ode to self-discovery is ripe and unrushed; its sensitive camerawork, revelatory. With a convincing performance by newcomer Ondina Quadri in the title role, Arianna is a coming-of-age story that gives no pat resolution, but instead opens up into the beauty of uncertainty.
What Inés really wants is to finally succeed in seducing Lola, the hot straight best friend of Verónica Psyco, the woman Inés left nine years ago… pregnant and on their wedding day! And as usual, Inés has chosen the worst time ever: she arrives in the middle of a party at Lola and Verónica´s shared home.
This (mostly improvised) dark comedy takes on important topics, from frequency of masturbation to whether or not it’s a good idea to decorate your home with items that once belonged to a neighbor who died in a hot tub. You know, the type of stuff you and your friends typically discuss over beer and grilled veggie skewers.