Paraguayan Hammock (2006)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film  |   Release Date - May 14, 2008 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - Argentina, Austria, France, Germany, Netherlands, Paraguay, Spain  |  
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Director Paz Encina's intimate and unconventionally structured film tells the tale of an aging couple who patiently await the return of their son, who was fighting against Bolivia in the Chaco War, while sitting on a hammock in the Paraguayan countryside. Presented in a nonlinear structure and frequently employing voice-over, the film gently lingers on the couple as both recall the last conversation they had with their son, tend to their daily chores, and affectionately engage in dialogue that slowly reveals the gaping void that materialized in the wake of their beloved son's departure.