Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

The Good Intentions
(Las Buenas Intenciones)


Year: 2019
Run Time: 86 minutes

The Good Intentions
The Good Intentions
The Good Intentions
The Good Intentions

At nine years old, Amanda is already more mature than her father, Gustavo. During their weekends together, it is Amanda who makes sure her younger siblings are clothed and fed, while Gustavo takes a more casual approach to parenthood. But despite his unconventional lifestyle and inability to provide for them financially, Gustavo is genuinely a good father who loves his children. And through scenes of his kids singing rock songs in the car, laughing with his friends, and helping out at his record store, it’s clear they love Gustavo, too. But everything is about to change. Looking for more economic stability, Amanda’s mother decides to move to Paraguay with her new husband and plans to take Amanda and her siblings with her. Not wanting to lose his children, Gustavo struggles to provide a place for them to stay with him in Argentina. A semi-autobiographical portrait of the director’s childhood, THE GOOD INTENTIONS is a charming and nostalgic picture of family, adversity, and love. (In Spanish with subtitles) — G.S.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 2:30 PM ET

Monday, March 30, 2020 at 6:10 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Cinema en Español

International Narrative Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman


Ana García Blaya

Ana García Blaya, Juana García Blaya, Joaquin Marques Borchex, Juan Pablo Miller

Ana García Blaya

Soledad Rodriguez

Rosario Suarez, Joaquin Elizalde

Principal Cast
Javier Drolas, Amanda Minujin, Ezequiel Fontenla, Carmela Minujin, Sebastián Arzeno, Juan Minujin

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