Wednesday, October 26 th, 2016 at 00:10 am 



Clemente, a moneylender of few words, is a new hope for Sofía, his single neighbor, devoted to the October worship of Our Lord of the Miracles. They’re brought together over a new-born baby, fruit of Clemente’s relationship with a prostitute who’s nowhere to be found. While Clemente is looking for the girl’s mother, Sofía cares for the baby and looks after the moneylender’s house. With the arrival of these beings in his life, Clemente has the opportunity to reconsider his emotional relations with people.


Octubre presumably is how we say October in Spanish. This is actually a little movie that kind of creeps up on you until you’re completely involved: we see kind of a depressed moneylender that is having sex with prostitutes, who all of a sudden, a baby is delivered on his doorstep and it changes everything in his life, including a fairly religious woman who I guess is a nun — it’s a little hard to tell — who ends up taking care of the baby and then being seduced by his charms. He starts lending people money that he wouldn’t have loaned money to before. And I guess this is the miracle of October, and the woman who’s helping him take care of the baby actually wins the lottery. And by the end he’s discovered his own humanity. The movie is better than I’m making it sound. I Give it four stars.