his is a work of almost ascetic severity, shot entirely inside the
Mexico City apartment of a freelance journalist named Laura (played
by the marvellous Mónica del Carmen). But somehow Leap Year
uncovers an entire world, recounting a sweeping psychological
narrative of a woman’s descent into delusion, sexual obsession
and self-destruction and then her voyage out again. Focusing on
the details of everyday life with a camera that rarely moves, Rowe
manages to make Laura’s story both gripping and dramatic.