Doña Flor is a bureaucrat and she makes that clear in the color of her beige blouse, her shoes without heels, and her knee-high skirt. For more than three decades she has been spending her days meeting with outraged citizens for whom she is nothing but a lifeless bureaucrat. In the exclusive company of her cat, she devotes her evenings to obsessively listing the people she has met during the day. Inspired by German philosopher Hannah Arendt who described bureaucracy as one of the worst forms of violence, this is a mesmerizing contemplation of solitude.
1974, Mexico City, Mexico. Selected filmography: Al Otro Lado (Tribeca Film Festival 2005), The General (best documentary director at the Sundance Film Festival and Grand Coral award at the Havana Film Festival, 2009), The 8 (2009), and The Night Watchman (Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival 2005).