Karen Cries on The Bus

  • Film
  • Drama
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Can a woman who severs ties with her wealthy spouse survive alone in the big, bad city? It’s a conundrum posed, but not satisfactorily addressed, by this wispy Colombian drama, which too often feels like it’s manufacturing a series of cod trials and tribulations for its weepy, bus-riding heroine (Angela Carrizosa) rather than observing her subtle readjustment to a life of poverty. Paying heed to the transcendent miniatures of late French master, Eric Rohmer – not just through the title, but in an awkward scene where Karen is seen leafing through a book about the cinematic sage – the film lacks any real emotional heft, and its preachy, it’ll-all-be-OK-in-the-end tone does little to ingratiate you to its cause.

Release details

Duration: 98 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Gabriel Rojas Vera
Screenwriter: Gabriel Rojas Vera
Cast: Ángela Carrizosa Aparicio
María Angélica Sánchez
Juan Manuel Díaz
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