Wednesday 10 October, Cinema 1, 8:45pm
Meet Robertina – Rober to her friends, Tina to her adoring public. She is preparing a one-woman show about which she is giving little away. Juggling a hyper-anxious live-in housekeeper and an on/off husband who appears to have moved out, she finds herself edging closer to her opening night without a clear sense of where things might end. Valeria Bertuccelli, one of Argentina’s most accomplished comic performers, brings her impeccable sense of timing to this debut feature, which she wrote and – with Lucrecia Martel’s assistant director Fabiana Tiscornia – co-directed. Moving from slapstick to Beckettian absurdism, this is a quirky film about balancing public and private identities and coping with a mid-life crisis, which asks searching questions about identity and agency.
*Please note that free Red Membership tickets are not available for the BFI's London Film Festival.
To book for the 2018 London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® please follow the link above or call: 020 7928 3232.