Nona: If They Soak Me, I'll Burn Them
Drama Documentary / Dir Camila Donoso / Brazil-Korea / 2018
"The relevancy of 'Nona: If They Soak Me, I'll Burn Them’
cannot be disputed" SCREENANARCHY
"Terrific Chilean crime hybrid" CPH:DOX
"‘Nona’ a real firecracker, dancing in the dark like nobody’s business and never forgetting to dye her roots" CINEEUROPA
After a fiercely torrid act of vengeance on the home of her ex-lover, 66-year old Nona flees to her summer house in Pichilemu, a remote Chilean coastal town.
There she potters about in apparent satisfaction,
until a series of forest fires drives many of her neighbors from their homes. The formerly quiet shady streets are imbued with fear.
The police investigation turns up nothing and the residents grow Increasingly speculative about the possible cause of the fires.
Remarkably enough, Nona’s small home is undamaged. Whilst more and more houses go up in flames, this intriguing protagonist displays the different sides of her character: Nona the grandmother, Nona the friend, Nona the anarchist, Nona the storyteller, joker, liar – and Nona the firebrand.