He’s late again. Complaining that the dinner is cold is the last thing she wants to hear.
Lourdes is the perfect wife and mother, and a nurturing figure to her students at school. Her marriage is a picture of bliss, until she recognises that the familiar stories about infidelity were becoming real in her life.
The women in her circle of friends accept their partners’ infidelity as a part of life, a compromise they wilfully make in exchange for stability in their lives. Or, gifts of expensive jewellery.
When her worst fears are confirmed, she’ll have to decide if ignorance is truly bliss.
Or if life, simply, has to go on.
‘Pretend’ won Best Short Film at the Hawaiian International Film Festival, Outstanding Screenwriting at HATCHFest and Best Screenplay at LMU’s Film Outside the Frame.
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