World Cinema Now
Friday, January 03, 7:00 PM
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Argentina, 2013, 81 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Spain
North American Premiere
Topics: Animation, Fantasy, Latino
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: Spanish English Sub-Titles
Ana, a Chinese-Argentine bureaucrat living in Buenos Aires, is pressured to approve a permit for an unsafe building. With the help of her occasional boyfriend, she gathers evidence to expose a cover-up linked to corruption fostered by the Chinese mafia. She soon becomes a target and has to flee the city. But out in the country the terrain is overrun with a strain of mutant, carnivorous rabbits, with an ominous connection to the gangsters Ana is running away from.
Award-winning director Verónica Chen ("Smokers Only", "Agua") boldly mixes animated sequences with live action, bringing an element of magical realism to this taut thriller. She gives her film a vivid sense of place, casting light onto the rarely seen Chinese subculture in Buenos Aires, and deftly weaves in a subplot about human trafficking. Newcomer Haien Qiu turns in a forceful, layered performance as Ana, a beautiful but tough civil servant who’s disconnected from her heritage and paralyzed by ambivalence in her romantic relationship.
DIRECTOR: Verónica Chen
Producer: Verónica Chen, Luis Ángel Ramírez Pérez
Editor: Delfina Castagnino, Andrés P. Estrada
Screenwriter: Verónica Chen, Luis Ángel Ramírez
Cinematographer: Rolo Pulpeiro
Music: Andrés P. Estrada
Principal Cast: Haien Qiu, Luciano Cáceres, Gloria Carrá
Filmography: Viaje sentimental (2010)
Smokers Only (2001)
Print Source: Shoreline Entertainment
Official Film Website