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Incident Light

OT: La luz incidente

Ariel Rotter // Argentina, France, Uruguay, 2015
Fiction Feature // FF2016
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Argentinien in the 1960s. Luisa has lost her husband and brother in a car accident and now has to look after her twins alone. Her mother supports her as best she can, but the women agree that the children need a proper family again soon. When charming Ernesto comes into her life, Luisa immediately feels drawn to her middle-aged admirer. He soon asks her to marry him. Luisa is still suffering from the loss of her husband and the pressure of creating a stable background for her daughters, so she doesn’t question Ernesto’s intentions. But does he have ulterior motives she knows nothing about? In brilliant monochrome photography, the film portrays the dilemma of the single mum and frankly exposes the workings of a family.


Ariel Rotter (*1973) studied at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. His debut feature Por Hoy (2001) won 15 international prizes. El Otro (2007) won two Silver Bears at the Berlinale. Incident Light (2015) is his third film.



La luz incidente

Fiction Feature



Argentina, France, Uruguay


95 min

OV with English subtitles

Ariel Rotter

Ariel Rotter

Erica Rivas, Marcelo Subiotto, Susana Pampín, Greta Y Lupe Cura

Ariel Rotter, Juan Pablo Miller

Guillermo Nieto

Eliane D. Katz

Mariano Loaicono

Aili Chen

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