PETIT MAL – Review by Jennifer Green

It’s a brave thing to open up your life and home to a camera, even as a “real fiction,” as the throuple of Ruth Caudeli, Silvia Varón and Ana María Otálora have done in Petit Mal. They are full of the courage or arrogance (or both) of being young and in love and full of creative energy. Perhaps if director Caudeli had erred on the side of more fiction and less reality, their film would have been more entertaining. As it is, the Spanish-language film may make an important contribution toward representation of throuples on screen, but it ultimately plays like a home movie of three young women with very little to say.

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