Elena is losing Jorge, and she doesn’t know why. They’ve been living together at Jorge’s parents’ house for some time now, and so far, everything between them had seemed to be going well. But recently, Jorge has been spending less and less time at home. Elena isn’t sure what to make of his absence, and one day, she decides to leave. “Seven Places Without You” is the story of a young couple’s first experience of a relationship on the rocks; a story that allows time to elapse and silences to lengthen, focusing more on how events develop than on the events themselves. It’s also the story of the spaces where these events occur: the seven places of the title, and of Jorge’s absence.
“In an unexpected way, Seven Places Without You reminds me of a Jim Jarmusch film, thanks to the space Berrio gives Elena, physical and mental, and the quiet that is given to the moments that celebrate the visual narrative strengths of comics, or as in Jarmusch’s case film, but in either the thought that not only the person at the center of that narrative but the space they inhabit and the objects in it can say as much about the situation as any vocal narration that can be offered.” Comics Beat