The Box


The Main 1 Fri, May 6, 2022 2:00 PM
The Main 1 Fri, May 13, 2022 4:50 PM
The Main 3 Wed, May 18, 2022 4:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Original Title:La Caja
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Cine Latino
Emerging Filmmaker Competition
Human Rights
Family Drama
Release Year:2021
Runtime:93 min
Festivals & Awards:2021 Venice International Film Festival - Leoncino d'Oro Agiscuola Award - Cinema for UNICEF
2021 Thessaloniki International Film Festival - Best Director
2021 - Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize - Lorenzo Vigas
2021 - Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival - Special Mention Best Screenplay - Lorenzo Vigas
Paula Markovitch
Laura Santullo
2021 - Miami Film Festival - Knight Marimbas Award Special Mention - Hatzin Navarrete
Print Source:Teorema
Director:Lorenzo Vigas
Executive Producer:Charles Barthe
Michael Hogan
Kilian Kerwin
Brian Kornreich
Miguel Mier
Alejandro Nones
John Penotti
Producer:Lorenzo Vigas
Michel Franco
Jorge Hernández Aldanda
Cinematographer:Sergio Armstrong
Screenwriter:Lorenzo Vigas
Paula Markovitch
Editor:Isabela Monteiro de Castro
Pablo Barbieri
Principal Cast:Hatzín Navarrete
Hernán Mendoza
Elián González
Cristina Zulueta
Dulce Alexa Alfaro
Graciela Beltrán


Hatzín, a young boy, heads to a small industrial town in northern Chihuahua to collect the remains of his father, who died in a work-related accident. There he sees Mario, a man whom Hatzín is convinced is his father, alive and well. Mario takes him in, at first reluctantly and then seeing an opportunity, turns the boy into a criminal understudy.

Leaving his home in Mexico City, Hatzín winds up in Chihuahua to get his father’s body. What is he to do now? As he wanders the streets, he sees Mario, convincing himself that the man is his father. Through sheer force of will Hatzín convinces Mario to take him in. Soon, Mario sees Hatzín’s potential–the man recruits, often illegally, rural labor to work in the factories, and soon the boy proves to be as cunning–or more so–than his new “father.” Lorenzo Vigas’s impressive psychological thriller examines the consequences and moral dilemmas left in the wake of grief.

Director Biography

Lorenzo Vigas

Born in Mérida, Venezuela, Lorenzo Vigas studied film at New York University. He is the director of the short film “Los elefantes nunca olvidan” (2004), and the Venice-awarded feature film From Afar (2015) and documentary El vendedor de orquídeas (2016). The Box (La caja) (2021) is his most recent film.