Everything Else


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General Public:$13.00
$6.00 Earlybird
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Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:Cine Latino
Women and Film
Women Directors
Release Year:2016
Runtime:97 min
Festivals & Awards:Special Mention & Best Actress - Morelia International Film Festival
Jury Prize - Mumbai International Film Festival
Cine Latino Award - Palm Springs International Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Altamura Films
Director:Natalia Almada
Producer:Natalia Almada
Alejandro de Icaza
Cinematographer:Lorenzo Hagerman
Screenwriter:Natalia Almada
Editor:Dave Cerf
Natalia Almada
Composer:Marc Ribot
Dave Cerf
Principal Cast:Adriana Barraza
Filmography:Al otro lado ('05)
The 8 ('09)
The General ('09)
The Night Watchman ('11)


Bureaucrat Doña Flor’s life is utterly defined by her miserable job. Each day she dresses as if seeking to remain forgotten: a plain beige blouse, practical heels, and knee-length skirts, none of which show color or flair. Working into her third decade, she encounters frustrated and angry citizens, barely noticing them as they barely notice her, a lifeless bureaucrat who often denies them what they feel is rightly theirs. Each night she returns to the company of her beloved cat, and then sits, eats, and obsessively writes long lists about the different cases she has worked that particular awful day. According to the director, Natalia Almada, Everything Else is “inspired by Hannah Arendt’s idea that bureaucracy is one of the worst forms of violence.” Starring Academy Award nominated Adriana Barraza (Babel), Everything Else is a “A rigorously observed portrait of an isolated middle-aged female factotum…” — Variety


"A rigorously observed portrait of an isolated middle-aged female factotum, fleshed out via an observational catalogue of fixed shots." -Variety

"'Everything Else' demonstrates how grief and pain must bend to fit within the confines of a life structured by unforgiving bureaucracy." -IndieWire

Director’s Biography

Natalia Almada is a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur "Genius" Award. Her film El Velador premiered at New Directors/New Films and the Cannes' Directors' Fortnight. She graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and currently lives in Mexico City.

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