Julia moves into a new building, seeking to escape her past life and all the expectations that went with it: motherhood and marriage and her place as a woman tucked somewhere in between. With that past now behind her, what is Julia’s new position? What is her new womanhood?
Struggling with this dilemma, Julia meets an elderly neighbour, Rosita, and can’t help but recognise the similarities between the two; constant reminders of her new, unavoidable destiny. Everything in this place confronts Julia with the reality she is trying to leave behind, that expected life and its pressures. With no room for grief, Julia lives in limbo, able neither to go to work nor to talk to anyone — she is paralysed by her uncertain position.
When Julia’s past catches up with her, she makes one final attempt to escape, visiting with Rosita for an unexpected birthday celebration. Can an alliance between the two women save Julia from this limbo and finally lay those ghosts of the past to rest? Or is it already too late?
My goal with this film is to tell a story where we play with the perception of women’s roles and the expectations that go with them in different moments of life. Julia - Rosa, both judged by their contexts, and both by each other and by themselves (old-young, single, crazy lady, irreverent, lonely)
Ghosts are a key element of the narrative: internal for Julia, external for Rosita. One as the natural consequence of the other. Two sides of the same coin. This is a story where stereotypes are disarmed and transformed into something new. Giving the characters (and hopefully the viewers) a new vision of the microworld in which we live and the expectations that we put on others, even unwillingly.