"Gloria" is a story set in Santiago about a divorced woman "of a certain age." She is looking for love and excitement but not at the expense of her self-respect. She is strong and determined to find joy in life, no matter what.
At times it's highly comedic and other times sad but Gloria (Paulina García) is a character to root for and no matter what age you are it is easy to get inside her head and identify with what she is feeling.
The movie premiered at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, where García won the Silver Bear for Best Actress. It was selected as the Chilean entry for this year's 86th Academy Awards in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. Sadly, it didn't make the cut even though it has the chops. "Gloria" was also an official selection at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
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“Gloria” is now playing in New York City at Angelika Film Center, 18 West Houston Street and is scheduled for release on Blue-ray, Netflix, and DVD in June 2014. Drama with subtitles. Rated R. 110 minutes.
Paulina García plays the lead in Chile's 86th Academy Award entry "Gloria"
Paulina García is the lead actress in "Gloria," Chile's selection for the 86th Academy Award entry for Best Foreign Language Film.
"Gloria" is pursuing every activity she can to find joy in life
Gloria (Paulina García) is a free-spirited woman who is trying to find joy in her life by trying every positive activity she can think of. Here she is shown enjoying a laughing workshop.
Gloria (Paulina García) learns how to shoot a paint gun with a man she met in a club
Gloria (Paulina García) learns how to shoot a paint gun with Rudolfo (Sergio Hernández), a man she met in a nightclub. She is open-minded and strong and exploring all that life has to offer.
Rodolfo (Sergio Hernández) and Paulina Garcia (Gloria) become lovers in the foreign film, "Gloria"
Rodolfo (Sergio Hernández) and Paulina Garcia (Gloria) become lovers. It is the combination of skilled acting and strong directing that creates the sexiest love scenes, despite the fact that the story is about lonely, middle-aged people.
Gloria (Paulina García) loves to dance so she goes out at night to clubs
Gloria (Paulina García) loves to dance so she goes to nightclubs. Although she is hoping to meet someone she also just loves to dance. Here she is shown laughing and chatting with a man (Tito Bustamante).
"Gloria" is directed by Sebastián Lelio
"Gloria" is directed by Sebastián Lelio, who recently won the Guggenheim Fellowship and received the support of DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm for the development of his new projects. "Gloria" is his fourth feature film.
Paulina García (Gloria) is a Chilean actress, director and playwright.
Paulina García is a Chilean actress, director, and playwright. Her television debut was in the long running soap opera "Los Títeres"(1984). Since then, she has garnered attention as a respected director of plays and for the versatility of her acting roles in films such as "Tres Noches de un Sábado" (2002), "Cachimba" (2004), "Casa de Remolineda" (2007) and now "Gloria."