Nona. Si me mojan, yo los quemo
Director: Camila José Donoso
Writer: Camila José Donoso
Cast: Josefina Ramírez, Gigi Reyes, Eduardo Moscovis, Paula Dinamarca, Nancy Gómez
Part of: Viennale
Seen on: 25.10.2019
Nona (Josefina Ramírez) has made her escape to a small town after getting revenge on her ex. But the quiet life of a small town doesn’t really suit her all that well, and soon Molotov cocktails set the town ablaze – and only Nona’s house seems to be safe from it.
I’m filing this film under Did Not Finish, though technically I stayed in the cinema until the end – but I slept a lot during it. It may not have deserved my lack of attention, but it didn’t really work for me regardless.
I thought that I wouldn’t be able to catch Nona, but then I could leave work earlier on short notice and headed to the cinema to catch it. I thought that the description – a granny who goes on a rampage with Molotov cocktails – sounded amazing. In fact, I still think that concept is awesome.
But the film was unfortunately not quite as vibrant as that concept. The story is often interrupted by grainy Super8 with a lot of damage looking footage that was aesthetically very interesting, but felt rather intrusive in the film that should have stuck more with Nona.
I never really got into the film and fell asleep soon after it started, missing quite a lot of it. I’m not saying that the film is so bad that this was the best thing I could have done – there is certainly here worth considering more than I did. But I couldn’t find the energy to actually do so.
Summarizing: wasn’t for me.