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Lila (Liliana Juárez, THE SNATCH THIEF) has been a cleaner in a provincial municipality building in Argentina for more than 30 years. She's an important figure in the office's carefully knit society because of the unofficial staff cafeteria, which she runs, together with her friend Marcela (Rosario Bléfari, SILVIA PRIETO). When Lila gets the opportunity to refurbish the lunchroom and run it officially as the boss, this sudden elevation of her status incites Marcela's envy and starts a slow decay of the office's delicate status quo. (Note adapted from New Europe Film Sales.) Winner, Best Actress (Liliana Juárez), 2019 Mar del Plata Film Festival.

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DC Labor FilmFest

April 30–June 6

Organized and presented by the Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO and the AFI Silver, the DC Labor FilmFest features a wide-ranging selection of films about work, workers and the wider issues affecting workers' lives. This year, for its 20th edition, the festival goes virtual, presenting a lineup of outstanding work-related cinema online for audiences in the Washington, DC, area and beyond. 

  • Year
  • Runtime
    86 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Argentina, Uruguay
  • Rating
  • Note
    With English subtitles.
  • Director
    Ezequiel Radusky
  • Screenwriter
    Ezequiel Radusky, Diego Lerman
  • Producer
    Diego Lerman, Nicolás Avruj
  • Cast
    Liliana Juárez, Rosario Bléfari, Verónica Perrotta