A young prostitute (with child in tow) is bounced from her “house” by the same law enforcement officers sworn to help keep her off the streets. In this case, writer-director Anahí Berneri’s fly on the wall technique frequently translates into long takes from a fixed camera giving ample time, if not space, to observe our lead character. Other than its naturalistic presentation, the film doesn’t offer much in the way of drama. Whatever preconceived notions about sex industry workers that accompany you into the theatre are bound to be shattered thanks in large part to Ms. Gala’s frank and tender performance. There are explicit scenes, but given the self-conscious, downright clinical presentation of the sex acts, don’t expect anything that could possible be construed as pornographic. And with more images of breastfeeding than one would find on a pregnancy website, the repeated shots of Alanis suckling her baby while on the run eventually bring a smile to one’s face much in the manner of a running joke. (2017) — Scott Marks
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