2009, Argentina-France, 87’, Color, Spanish
Director: Natalia Smirnoff
Cast: Maria Onetto, Gabriel Goity, Arturo Goetz
Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear Nomination
Argentina Film Critics Association Awards Best First Film
Cartagena Film Festival Best Screenplay
You have to find the missing piece in order to complete the puzzle of your life.
About self discovery, life, happiness and love, with making you smile and full of hope in every minute, it is sensational and amazing second spring story .
Living a peacefull and mild life with his affectionate husband Juan, Maria received puzzle as a gift for her 50. birthday. While she is joining pieces of Nefertiti’s painting together, she realised how much she loved what she does. Then puzzles and paintings come one after another. It’s not just Maria found a passion in her monoton and routine domestic life, she also discoverd her talent. One of the day she is going to city by train from her suburban home, she notices an ad asking for a puzzle-solving partner for competition. With her nice bachelor partner Roberto, Maria spends the ensuing months doing just puzzle solving practices. Leaving her bemused husband Juan with scattered pieces of their marriage, Maria is on the point of finishing her own puzzle.