El planeta

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The Main 3 Sun, Oct 10, 2021 7:30 PM
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General Public:$10.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$5.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Festival Programs:Cine Latino
Bright New Voices
Women & Film
Women Directors
Family Drama
Release Year:2021
Runtime:79 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Utopia
Director:Amalia Ulman
Producer:Amalia Ulman
Kathleen Heffernan
Kweku Mandela
Cinematographer:Carlos Rigo Bellver
Screenwriter:Amalia Ulman
Editor:Katharine Mcquerrey
Anthony Valdez
Principal Cast:Amalia Ulman
Ale Ulman
Chen Zhou
Nacho Vigalondo
Saoirse Bertram


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El Planeta is a dark comedy exploring contemporary poverty, female desire, and the always complicated filial relationships of mothers and daughters. A daughter forced to return home after the death of her father, reconnects with her eccentric mother, hustling to maintain the semblance of their middle-class lifestyle in the face of an impending eviction. Over the course of the week, we watch as the daughter’s hopes are tested as she attempts to use her sexuality as a means of escape. Meanwhile the mother grifts her way to certain security — the care of a jail cell. Argentinian/Spanish performance artist Amalia Ulman makes her feature film directorial debut and stars opposite her real mother, Ale Ulman, in this playful and insightful tale of a family on the edge. Captured in muted black and white with a hip score by Chicken (NY underground DJ Burke Battelle), Ulman’s iconoclastic indie scammer comedy embraces a feeling of malaise and the unexpected.

El Planeta es una comedia negra que examina la pobreza contemporánea, el deseo femenino y las relaciones siempre complicadas de madres e hijas. Una hija forzada a volver al hogar, después de la muerte de su padre, se reconecta con su excéntrica madre que hace todo lo posible para mantener la apariencia de su estilo de vida de clase media con la amenaza de un desalojo inminente. Durante una semana, observamos que las esperanzas de la hija se ponen a prueba cuando intenta usar su sexualidad como una forma de escape. Por su parte, la madre hace uso de artimañas para lograr cierta seguridad económica— estar al cuidado de un calabozo. Amalia Ulman, artista de origen argentino y español, hace su debut como directora de cine y actúa junto con su propia madre, Ale Ulman, en esta historia divertida y perspicaz de una familia al límite. Filmado en blanco y negro y con una composición musical de Chicken (NY underground DJ Burke Battelle), esta comedia iconoclástica indie de Ulman ahonda magistralmente en el malestar de clase y el temor a lo inesperado.

Director Biography

Amalia Ulman

Amalia Ulman (b. 1989) is an artist with an office in downtown L.A. Born in Argentina but raised in Spain, she studied Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins in London. Her works, which are primarily voiced in the first person, blur the distinction between the artist and object of study, often creating humorous, gentle deceptions, while exploring class imitation and the relationship between consumerism and identity. In addition to video, sculpture and installation work, her multidisciplinary practice has involved the use of social media, magazine photoshoots, interviews, self-promotion and brand endorsements as tools for the fabrication of fictional narratives. Ulman’s performance Excellences & Perfections was archived by Rhizome and the New Museum (New York) and exhibited at the Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery (London). Her most recent works are the video essay Annals of Private History (Frieze Live, 2015), Privilege (online performance, 2015-2017), Buyer Walker Rover, Aka. Then There (2019) commissioned by Feng Boyi for the Wuzhen Biennale of Contemporary Art in China, and Sordid Scandal (2020) commissioned by the Tate Modern.