• 8.8 10
  • 2011
  • 74min
  • Original Title: Fraylandia

An international dispute is seen through the life of an Uruguayan woman. In this tragicomedy, Mirta is torn between two loves while a pulp mill installs in her town and causes a diplomatic conflict.


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: IDFA/ London International Documentary Film Festival/ SANFIC/ Bogocine/ Cinema Latino Americano Trieste

Frayland. A romance and an international dispute

A Finnish pulp mill is installed in the city of Fray Bentos, Uruguay, at the border with Argentina. While the Uruguayans embrace the arrival of the factory, the Argentines blame the plant for causing pollution and they cut the bridge between the two countries.

In Uruguay, Mirta receives love letters from Dussan, a Czech engineer she met during the construction of the plant. He promised to return in two years to live together, and allowed her to form a new couple meanwhile. 

The international bridge is cut and the Argentine government takes the dispute to the International Court in The Hague. Mirta now has a new relationship. She continues correspondence with Dussan, who in his last letter announces his return to Uruguay. 

Mirta, caught between the two men, will have to make a decision.

Production Companies

Ucalderita Pictures

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