Maite Alberdi
Tea Time (La Once)
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Tea Time (La Once)

Maite Alberdi

Tea Time (La Once)

Five women have been gathering for tea once a month without fail for sixty years. They met in a religious school in Santiago de Chile, and since then the country has changed a lot.

2014
70 min.
Chile
Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish

Projeccions

Maite Alberdi
Tea Time (La Once)
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Datasheet

Show
Direction
Maite Alberdi
Executive Production
Clara Taricco
Sound
Boris Herrera
Distribution
CAT&Docs
Screenplay
Maite Alberdi, Sebastián Brahm, Juan Eduardo Murillo
Photography
Pablo Valdés
Editing
Juan Eduardo Murillo, Sebastián Brahm
Music
Miranda & Tobar
Synopsis

Five women have been gathering for tea once a month without fail for sixty years. They met in a religious school in Santiago de Chile, and since then the country has changed a lot. They laugh, chat and discuss with unwavering opinions the modern ways of life which they cannot comprehend. Despite having very different personalities, they have shared moments for such a long time that they forgive each other’s reproaches. Sixty becomes sixty-one and then sixty-two, and sixty-three... and every month the teapot is refilled with hot water. Their gatherings, sometimes hilarious but always filled with love, are an amusing reflection on youth, the passing of time, and friendship.

About the direction
Maite Alberdi

Maite Alberdi

Director

Maite Alberdi was born in 1983 in Chile. She studied Film and Aesthetics at Universidad Católica de...

Awards and festivals

DocsBarcelona – Best film
Spain, 2015
Nomination for Best Ibero-American Film. Goya Awards
Spain, 2015
ZagrebDox
Croatia, 2015
IDFA - Best Female Work
Netherlands, 2014
Santiago International Film Festival
Chile, 2014
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Reviews

Tea Time is relatively "epic" in chronological scope, if such a term can sensibly be applied to such an intimate affair.

— Hollywood reporter

Picturesque close-ups of the assembly of beautiful cookies, sandwiches, cakes, and steeping tea are only half of what makes Maite Alberdi's Tea Time (La Once) so compelling.

— Hammer to Nail
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