An absurdly and assuredly packed jack-in-the-box that’s short, sweet, and, incidentally, a quirky sharp, vainglorious commentary on these...times.
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El Planeta is a dark comedy exploring contemporary poverty, female desire, and the always complicated filial relationships of mothers and daughters. A daughter forced to return home after the death of her father reconnects with her eccentric mother, hustling to maintain the semblance of their middle-class lifestyle in the face of an impending eviction. Over the course of the week, we watch as the daughter’s hopes are tested as she attempts to use her sexuality as a means of escape. Meanwhile the mother grifts her way to certain security — the care of a jail cell.
Comedy, Women and Film
Amalia Ulman, Ale Ulman, Chen Zhou, Nacho Vigalondo, Saoirse Bertram
Nominee, Grand Jury Prize ~ World Cinema Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival
Playhouse 7 10.08.21 - 10.14.21
NoHo 7 10.08.21 - 10.14.21