Antonio is elderly, bedridden, and probably does not have long to live. His son, a renowned pianist, is coming to visit. La Ventana encapsulates the day of preparation, Antonio's reminiscing, and his son's short visit. Even though he's on the brink of death, Antonio remains cheerful and positive throughout, making the most of his last hours.
La Ventana is definitely not a film for the multiplex, and would put many viewers, accustomed to non-stop action and rapid fire dialogue, to sleep. But enjoyed for what it is, it's definitely a winner. (By the way, this is another Film Movement film.)
Bottom line, 3 stars.