REVIEW: Lucía Garibaldi’s polished and hypnotic “The Sharks”

An engrossing story about the journey to womanhood
Romina Bentancur, Federico Morosini and Fabián Arenillas
Directed by Lucía Garibaldi

“The Sharks” ("Los Tiburones" in the original Spanish title) is something special. Uruguayan writer/director Lucía Garibaldi's feature-length debut is a coming of age tale that gets to the heart of its subject without judgment or forced and phony life lessons. This is a careful and organic look at a teenager on the cusp of becoming a woman. Almost overwhelmed by puberty, fifteen-year old Rosina ... more >