Migas de pan


Thursday, Nov. 9 at 4:15pm
Saturday, Nov. 11 at 4:00pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

When photographer Liliana (frequent Almodovar star Cecilia Roth) returns to Uruguay — the stage for her tragic past — her conscience is painfully torn between the political and the personal. Will she move past her haunted history and live peacefully as a mother and grandmother, or face her demons by joining a lawsuit on behalf of women who were sexually abused during the country's reign of dictatorship? Although the film begins in the present, the photographer’s difficult past is revealed — with Justina Bustos as the younger Liliana — in an extended flashback to Uruguay’s dictatorship of 1973-1985. The Hollywood Reporter writes: “‘No misfortune lasts forever,’ says a character in ‘Breadcrumbs.’ But they can last a very long time. The Latin American dictatorships of the 70s and 80s continue to resonate both socially and filmically, and although these stories need to be told, new perspectives always need to be found. In its focus on a woman’s choice between political activism and motherhood, Manane Rodriguez’s ‘Breadcrumbs’ indeed finds one.”

109 min.

Directed by

Manane Rodríguez

Film Category

International Spotlight Oscar® Submissions Spanish-Language Focus Women in Film Spotlight


Historical Drama