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El Planeta

Directed by Amalia Ulman, 2021 USA, Spain 82 minutes
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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.

Program Strand
M - Sexual references and coarse language
In English and Spanish with English subtitles
Amalia Ulman,
Amalia Ulman, Kathleen Heffernan, Kweku Mandela,
Nacho Vigalondo, Ale Ulman, Amalia Ulman,
Amalia Ulman,
Carlos Rigo Bellver,
Katharine McQuerrey, Anthony Valdez,
Comedy, Women Directors, Politics & Economics, Off-Beat, Focus on Women,
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Static Vision,