Brief Summary of "Coronacion"
Andrés, the last surviving member of the wealthy Abalos
family, feels that he has uselessly dedicated his 58 years of
life to reading and searching for the reasons for existence. When
he hires a 17-year-old farm girl to care for his senile grandmother,
don Andrés cannot conceal the dark, shameful desires he
feels for the girl. His psychological breakdown is inevitable,
along with the deterioration of the Abalos mansion.
Movie Enormous trees surround the old mansion, creating a damp,
gray atmosphere. Here lives doña Elisa de Abalos (María
Cánepa), a wealthy old lady with advanced senile dementia.
Apart from two old servants (Gabriela Medina, Myriam Palacios)
who keep the house spotless, the old woman only sees her nephew
Andrés Ábalos (Julio Jung), a seedy, old money bachelor
who visits from time to time.
(Adela Secall) is a young peasant girl of just 17, who has come
to the house to care for doña Elisa.
by emotions he's never felt before, Andrés is ashamed of
the powerful attraction he feels for Estela. He cannot understand
how a man of his education, age and class can behave like a crazy
adolescent, all because of a beautiful, insignificant young girl.
The gentleman cannot avoid his internal conflicts, which build
up until he's forced to face the fact that his life has been a
waste. Andrés puts aside his books and starts to hustle
the girl in a clumsy, childish fashion. The fearful Estela takes
refuge in Mario (Paulo Meza), a humble, but attractive welder
who works in a local workshop.