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The Grown-Ups

The Grown-Ups
Maite Alberdi
82 minutes
Spanish w/ English subtitles



In a school for individuals with Down Syndrome, four middle-aged friends yearn for a life of greater autonomy in a society that marginalizes them as disabled. They always believed that they would be able to do everything they weren't allowed before, like living on their own, driving, hanging out, having sex, being parents, getting married, and having a real job. But things are not changing for them, they have Down Syndrome and they have to deal with the frustration of living as if they were still ten years old, when they are almost fifty. The Grown-Ups is a humorous and at times sad and uncomfortable look at the tragic limbo of conscious adults

About the Director

Maite Alberdiis a Chilean film director, documentarian, and writer. Her nominations include the Goya Award for Best Spanish Language Foreign Film, and the European Film Award for Best Short Film.


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