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La Nona (The Grandmother)


Premiered during the military regime, La Nona is a metaphor for a devastated country. Written by Roberto Cossa, one of Argentina’s most important playwrights, this grotesque, slightly absurd tragicomedy featuring a ravenous elderly woman, hits the screen with its entire overwhelming universe.

Written by Roberto "Tito" Cosa and premiered in 1977, all its theatrical and symbolic power still shine in Jorge Graciosi’s current staging, though its historical context has changed.

La Nona is much more than a "grandmother", she is a monster that has been interpreted as a dictatorship, death, degradation of the time, filicide horror, disease, and poverty. This asexual, tragicomic and grotesque being is a metaphor for destruction.

The play has an exceptional cast: Pepe Soriano, who makes an unforgettable Nona, backed by actors such as Hugo Arana (Chicho), Gino Renni (Carmel) and Miguel Jordán (Don Francisco), and the actresses Mónica Villa (Aunt Anyula), Patricia Durán (María), and Sabrina Carballo (Marta). Each rendering the singularity of their characters excellently.

The scenery, costumes and lighting by Héctor Calmet; and music by Malena Graciosi.


Production Notes

  • Parental rating
  • Parental rating information not available.
  • Duration
  • 95 min
  • Original language
  • Spanish
  • Subtitles
  • English
  • Year
  • 2015
  • In theaters
  • No
  • Category / Genre
  • Drama

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