Women are in focus when a talented Puerto Rican widow arranges a tailored funeral in a life-affirming debut.
Isabel (Luz María Rondón) has just lost her husband. Suddenly she has an infinite amount of time, aside from entertaining the bumptious daughter who has come to visit and the gossipy neighbours who show up at home a bit to often. Once Isabel has set up a very beautiful funeral for her husband, she garners attention for her talent. She begins designing personal funerals for the sick people in the neighbourhood, in order to give them a chance to decide how they want to be honoured, before it is to late. The new work also imbues her life with meaning. Feature-film debuting Macha Colón has forged a charming, elegant, and thought-provoking film with a dark comic edge. Just to spend time with Isabel a short while is pure delight.
- Niclas Goldberg