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EL PLANETA

Year 2021
Runtime 79 mins
Language Spanish, English
Subtitles English Subtitles
Canadian Premiere
Availability
  • Online & In-Cinema
  • Availability: Sept. 23 - Oct. 3

A daughter forced to return home after the death of her father reconnects with her eccentric mother as they hustle to maintain their middle-class lifestyle in the face of an impending eviction. Over 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.

EL PLANETA is a dark comedy exploring contemporary poverty, female desire and the always complicated relationships of mothers and daughters. The chemistry between writer and director Amalia Ulman and her real-life mother on screen, in her directorial debut, is spectacular and adds to the overall charm and quirkiness of the film.

Countries

Spain United States
Awards
Winner, Best Director, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema 2021, Winner, Peripheral Visions Award, Galway Film Fleadh 2021 , Winner, Grand Jury Prize Best Narrative Feature, Oak Cliff Film Festival 2021
Festivals
Sundance Film Festival 2021, Melbourne International Film Festival 2021
Director
Amalia Ulman
Producer
Amalia Ulman, Kathleen Heffernan, Kweku Mandela
Screenwriter
Amalia Ulman
Cinematographer
Carlos Rigo Bellver
Editor
Katharine McQuerrey, Anthony Valdez
Music
Chicken
Cast
Amalia Ulman, Ale Ulman, Nacho Vigalondo, Chen Zhou, Saoirse Bertram