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Directed by Lila Avilés

  • Mexico 2017; 26 min
  • Original version: Spanish
  • Genre: Documentary


NENA is a short documentary about Rosalina Avilés, my aunt. She had a very big house in a city near Mexico City, which is called Cuernavaca. Her husband died, so she begins to work, start renting her home and begin a new life, fighting for her three children. Now their children live in the United States and she finds herself alone with her memories. Nena maintain active, working in the Red Cross and has a group of friends with she meets every day of the week to play cards, most of the players are widows. Rosalina survived cancer and a number of adversities of her life, maintaining a sense of humor and physically a search for beauty.

NENA talks about the absence, those houses that were filled with people, and now there are only remnants, a city that was formerly a holiday area and now by the violence in Mexico, many houses have been uninhabited, but the vegetation kept majestically alive and in resilience as NENA does every day.



    Lila Avilés