Somehow this 1970 reaffirmation of woman alone set me back. Is the self-sufficient woman the subject of thematic acclaim still? This Chilean film directed by 39 year old Sebastien Lelio seems like a throwback.”Gloria” disappoints because the viewer learns nothing new and sees nothing new. A sixty year old woman discovers one is basically alone, though not necessary lonely. Even given her glaucoma drops, her sightlessness is more akin to a 30 year-old partaking in risky behavior. Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” needs to be more like ” I Feel The Need To Love Myself”.
Paulina Garcia stars. She reminds me of an unglamorus Annette Bening here, but I was not charmed by her late coming of age. The hairless cat scenes, the frisky disco romps and oldster intimate grapplings, the numbing and sound enhancing drugs were ho-hum retro. Just like I found this well-celebrated film.