Pasaje de vida (Passage of Life)

Mario reluctantly takes over the care of his father Miguel, an Argentine exile in Spain, after he suffers a debilitating stroke that leaves him senile. Miguel begins to recall the names of old friends and events; he keeps repeating one name in particular: Diana. These brief lapses lead Mario to research his father’s history as a young political activist in 1970s Argentina. Past and present collide in this drama about the open wounds that the country’s tragic history left on its survivors and on their descendants.

Chicago: Sept. 27 as part of Reel Film Club.