Chilean writer-director Maite Alberdi filmed over the course of four years to produce a charming fly-on-the-wall documentary about the passing of time, the nature of memory and the unique familiarity and continuity that social rituals and enduring friendships can offer.
"A bite-size confection whose surface sweetness hides hints of more complex flavors, Tea Time (La once) is an intriguing sophomore outing for writer-director Maite Alberdi – a chamber piece dominated by the voices and faces of a group of well-heeled septuagenarian ladies from Santiago." - The Hollywood Reporter
Tea Time (La once)
4 Oct - 9 Oct
More than sixty years after leaving high school, former classmates Alicia, Gema, Angelica, Ximena and Maria Teresa are still devoted to their regular catch-ups in which they exchange gossip and reminiscences over elaborately presented afternoon teas. Impeccably turned out, the ladies’ free-wheeling tea-time chats run the gamut from mortality and marital infidelity to soccer and twerking.