Monday, January 14, 1:30 PM
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Paraguay, 2012, 105 Minute Running Time
Topics: Action/Adventure, Latino, Thriller
Program: New Voices/New Visions
Language: Spanish, Guarani English Sub-Titles
Awards: Winner: Youth Jury Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival.
In a crowded outdoor marketplace in Asunción, Paraguay, 17-year-old Victor is offered $100 to deliver seven boxes. A movie nut, he believes that to get famous he needs a cell-phone that shoots video, so he eagerly agrees, but the boxes are linked to a serious crime and a large stash of money, and soon he’s being pursued by cops as well as an array of bad guys with sinister agendas. Victor has to use all his wits, with help from his resourceful friend Liz (who’s becoming more than a friend), to stay a step ahead of his pursuers, in an adrenaline-fuelled game of cat and mouse.
This low budget first feature by Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori is a breakneck joyride that rivals Hollywood action movies for inventiveness and thrills-per-minute, but also conveys a rich and gritty sense of place, with a range of vivid characters. Meneglia and Schémbori make impressive use of their location, choreographing exciting and elaborate chase scenes using little more than people pushing long, wooden wheelbarrows.
Winner: Youth Jury Award, San Sebastian Film Festival
Directors Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori expected to attend screenings
DIRECTOR: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori
Producer: Rocío Galiano, Camilo Guanes, Tana Schémbori, Estefanía Ortiz
Editor: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Juan Sebastián Zelada
Screenwriter: Juan Carlos Maneglia
Cinematographer: Richard Careaga
Music: Fran Villalba
Principal Cast: Celso Franco, Lali González, Víctor Sosa, Nico García
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Shoreline Entertainment - www.shorelineentertainment.com
Official Film Website