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Leap Year

4

Loneliness leads to some drastic behavior in this bleak Mexican drama

Leap Year review

Winner of the Camera d’Or at this year’s Cannes, this tense and explicit Mexican drama– the debut feature of Aussie director Michael Rowe – centres on Laura (Monica del Carmen), a freelance journo living in a Mexico City apartment.

Her only real contacts are loveless one-night stands,until she meets Arturo (Gustavo Sánchez Parra) and gets drawn into evermore extreme S&M games.

Claustrophobically confined, for the most part, to Laura’s apartment, this is a harrowing study of loneliness that showcases an intensely brave and believable performance from newcomer del Carmen.
 

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