A mother and daughter grift their way through post-crisis Spain in this darkly funny Sundance hit from acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Amalia Ulman.
Loosely based on real-life petty-crime duo Justina and Ana Belén, El Planeta
finds Leo (Ulman), an in-demand but under-paid stylist, and her unemployed mother María (Ulman’s actual mother Ale) unable to make ends meet. They half-heartedly engage in increasingly desperate schemes to maintain their former middle-class lifestyle in the face of looming financial ruin. Scored by renowned New York club kid Chicken, the film boasts a gorgeous, crisp, minimalistic grayscale aesthetic – and a hilarious cameo from cult filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo. Director/writer/producer/star Ulman delivers an iconic, sincere, witty and memorable feature debut, naturally continuing her prior explorations of class, gender and sexuality.
After renting, the film will be available in your account to watch at any time during the Festival viewing window; from 12th November, 12 PM – 21st November, 11.59 PM.