El Planeta is a comedy about eviction.
Amidst the devastation of post-crisis Spain, mother and daughter bluff and grift to keep up the lifestyle they think they deserve, bonding over common tragedy and an impending eviction.
Amalia Ulman as Leonor Jimenez
Ale Ulman as María Rendueles
Nacho Vigalongo as The Older Man
Chen Zhou as Amadeus
Original Score by Chicken
Cinematography by Carlos Rigo Bellver
Sound by Toni De Benito
Editing by Katharine McQuerry, Anthony Valdez
An Holga's Meow Pictures production in association with Operator, Memory, and Vilaüt Films
Written and Directed by Amalia Ulman
El Planeta Heralds Amalia Ulman as an Invigorating New Cinematic Voice by Patrik Sandberg, Interview Magazine
In Amalia Ulman’s ‘El Planeta’, Even the Scammers are Being Scammed by Travis Diehl, FRIEZE
Q&A WITH AMALIA ULMAN, LE CINÉMA CLUB
A Mother and Daughter Go Broke in Style in an Appealingly Offbeat Comedy by Guy Lodge, Variety
Fun Mother-Daughter Grifter Comedy Will Keep You Guessing Until the End by Eric Kohn, Indiewire
Artist Amalia Ulman and her mother launch ‘El Planeta’ by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
‘El Planeta’: Film Review by David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
June 18 & 26, 2021 at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
(June 26 screening is followed by an in-person Q&A with director)
June 27, 2021 at Oak Cliff Film Festival
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