Two strangers are brought together by fate and discover how much they share in this low-key but emotional drama from director and screenwriter Pablo Giorgelli. Ruben (German De Silva) is a truck driver who has been hired to haul a trailer full of lumber from Paraguay to Southern Argentina. Ruben's boss asks a favor of him -- one of his employees has a sister who needs a ride to Buenos Aires, and he'd appreciate it if he could bring her along. Ruben grudgingly agrees, but balks when Jacinta (Hebe Duarte) turns out to have a five-month-old baby with her. The ride is tense and quiet at first, but eventually the ice breaks, and Ruben and Jacinta discover common ground as they share a few meaningful words; she's dealing with raising her daughter on her own, and he struggles with the fact his work has made him almost a stranger to his own son. Ruben grows to appreciate Jacinta's unpretentious strength and good humor, and when someone at a truck stop assumes they're a couple, he begins to ponder what might have been and what could still be. Las Acaias was an official selection at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
by Mark Deming synopsis