A film with four central stories that portray a middle class and its relationship with work, whether because of its precariousness, instability, the weight of routine or the illusions still cherished. An urban fable where a cook, an unemployed technician, a nurse in a public hospital, and a bookseller only meet through the black and white gaze of the camera, amid the rain of the passing days.
Sobre las nubes is the result of the filmmaker’s attentive observation of the place she lives in, the center of Córdoba, its rhythms and dynamics. The film seems to tell us “life is what happens while we work”, or while we are looking for work, or on our way to and from work.
There is something sad about this sentence, however, the film responds to this statement by making visible something obvious but which we forget. The very thing that restricts us, that regulates our time and our movements in space, is what we share even with those we don’t know.
The film portrays this by filming tenderness and kindness, issues that could be considered naïve in the world we live in, but which the film illuminates as the point of opening up one’s own fragility to the other. An openness that has to be seen as one observes the movement of clouds or a solar eclipse, an ephemeral but revealing phenomenon. (Vanja Milena)