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US Premiere

So Much Tenderness

Directed by Lina Rodriguez

Canada | 118 min | 2022

Having fled Colombia after her husband was murdered, an environmental lawyer rebuilds her life in Toronto with her tempestuous daughter, only to risk losing everything when her traumatic past re-surfaces.

So Much Tenderness follows Aurora (Noëlle Schönwald), a Colombian environmental lawyer who is forced to flee her native country when her husband (Juan Pablo Cruz) is murdered. With the help of a young couple (Deragh Campbell and Kazik Radwanski), she illegally crosses into Canada from the U.S. inside the trunk of a car, and is forced to start her life from scratch as a refugee.

Six years later, she leads a seemingly normal life in Toronto with her tempestuous daughter Lucía (Natalia Aranguren), until her estranged cousin Edgar (Francisco Zaldua), who was a suspect in her husband’s murder, resurfaces, threatening everything she’s built.
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Lina Rodriguez is a Colombian Canadian filmmaker. She has written, directed, and produced six short films, "Convergences et rencontres", "Pont du Carrousel", "Einschnitte", "Protocol", "ante mis ojos", "Aquí y allá" and four features, Señoritas, Mañana a esta hora, Mis dos voces and So Much Tenderness, which have been showcased in festivals and cultural venues She has had retrospectives of her work screened at Sala Leopoldo Lugones in Buenos Aires, Cineteca Madrid and Cinemateca de Bogotá.
Type of Film Feature
Country of Origin Canada
Year Film Was Completed 2022
Runtime 118 min
Social media Handles IG: @rayonverde, @naranguren, @noelle_schonwald
Director Lina Rodriguez
Produced by Brad Deane, Lina Rodriguez
Written by Lina Rodriguez
Cinematography Nikolay Michaylov
Edited by Lina Rodriguez, Brad Deane
Music by Chris A. Cummings
Sound Design Lina Rodriguez
Art Direction Jorge Lozano
Main Cast Noëlle Schönwald, Natalia Aranguren, Deragh Campbell