Ailing Renato knows his
time is running out. His three children, devoted as they are, are
now the ones to decide what is best for him. Montserrat, lovingly
but firmly takes care of him. His other daughter, Anita, is pregnant
and has a failing marriage. And Salvador, his son, suffered most
with the loss of their mother.
It is with his granddaughter, little Carlotta, that Renato most
enjoys his days. Wide-eyed, she takes on board the life lessons he
shares with great affection.
Against Renato’s will, his daughters resolve to send him to
hospital. But with Carlota as willing accomplice, he plots to escape
and sail from Venezuela to Salvador de Bahia in Brazil, as he once
promised his deceased wife.
“Patas Arriba” is a reminder of the importance of family ties across
The film has won Best Movie Award at the Venezuelan Film Festival in