THE GOOD HERBS [Las Buenas Hierbas]
A heartbreaking family drama from acclaimed filmmaker María Novaro (LOLA, DANZON). Lala (Ofelia Medina) is an ethnobotanist studying herbal remedies from pre-Columbian Mexico that she believes can heal not just the body, but the soul. Her daughter Dhalia (Úrsula Pruneda) is a new-age hippie, working at an alternative radio station and caring for her young son. But Dhalia must put her life on hold and take over her mother's research when Lala is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Best Script, Actress, Cinematography and Audience Award, 2010 Guadalajara Film Festival; Best Actress (awarded to the entire female cast), 2010 Rome Film Festival.
DIR/SCR/PROD María Novaro; PROD Julio Bárcenas. Mexico, 2010, color, 120 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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