El Planeta

Director: Amalia Ulman Run Time: 81 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2021 Language: Spanish

Starring: Ale Ulman, Amalia Ulman, Nacho Vigalondo

In this dark comedy that explores contemporary poverty, female desire, and the always complicated relationships between mother and daughter, aspiring artist Leonor (writer/director Amalia Ulman) reluctantly reconnects with her eccentric mother (played by Ulman’s own mother). Mother and daughter quickly form a low-level con artist team, hustling to maintain the semblances of their middle-class lifestyle in the face of an impending eviction.

“Ulman’s black and white freshman feature is an absurdly and assuredly packed jack-in-the-box that’s short, sweet, and, incidentally, a quirky sharp, vainglorious commentary on these post-crisis, Robinhood Redditor times.” – Andrew Bundy, The Playlist

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