Karen Cries on The Bus

Film, Drama
2 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars
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

98 mins

Cast and crew

Gabriel Rojas Vera
Gabriel Rojas Vera
Ángela Carrizosa Aparicio
María Angélica Sánchez
Juan Manuel Díaz
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