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A LUCKY DAY

Argentina, 2001 (MIFF 2003, International Panorama)

Director: Sandra Gugliotta

The setting is present-day Buenos Aires, a city in the throes of social unrest over escalating unemployment, poverty and political corruption. Elsa is a fun-loving 25-year-old, who holds down a couple of odd jobs that barely keep her financial. Her close circle of friends provides some comfort to Elsa, but she feels constrained and longs to leave the despair of the city behind. She dreams of fleeing to Italy, to meet up wrth a guy she had a brief fling with some time ago. Not only is it the place where her heart is, but it is also the country of her ancestors—her grandfather emigrated from Sicily decades earlier; searching for a better life. A decision has to be made, one that will radically alter the course of her life.

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