A 93-year-old Mexican woman is the startled star of this irresistible documentary about her relationship with three doting grandsons

This documentary is a little miracle of gentleness and humanity: a vérite study of three Mexican brothers – Diego, Rodriguez and Bruno. They come together to look after their much-loved 93-year-old grandmother América after she has injured herself falling out of bed, an accident that was the end result of negligence by their father Luis (her son) who has been sent to prison.

There is great tension between the boys, which at one stage erupts into a bizarre playground scuffle in the kitchen, but great love also, and it is beguiling to think that América in some unconscious sense sacrificially contrived her own accident to bring the family together and heal their wounds.

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