Director Lorenzo Vigas is expected to attend.
Teenage Hatzin (Hatzin Navarrete) travels through the visually stunning landscape of Chihuahua, Mexico, to collect his father’s remains but his life changes forever when he meets Mario (Hernán Mendoza), a local factory promoter. What begins as a short trip to help his grandmother becomes a dangerous journey into the shady world of industrial factories as Hatzin becomes involved with Mario’s unsavory business. Venezuelan director Lorenzo Vigas (From Afar, Festival 2016) intricately unravels this coming-of-age drama and elicits from his cast powerful, nuanced performances. The slow-burn relationship between Hatzín and Mario serves as a striking social commentary about corruption while also revealing a deeply personal family secret.
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After getting his degree in molecular biology from University of Tampa, Florida, Venezuelan writer-director Lorenzo Vigas studied film at New York University. His short Elephants Never Forget (2004) began a trilogy that continued with his feature debut, From Afar (Festival 2016), winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and concludes with The Box (2021), winner of the Venice Film Festival’s Leoncino d’Oro Agiscuola Award – Cinema for UNICEF. He also made a documentary, The Orchid Seller (2016), about his father, artist Oswaldo Vigas.
Original Language Title La Caja
Country Mexico, USA
Director Lorenzo Vigas
Executive Producer Kilian Kerwin, Michael Hogan, Brian Kornreich, John Penotti, Charles Barthe, Miguel Mier, Alejandro Nones
Producer Lorenzo Vigas, Michel Franco, Jorge Hern ndez Aldana
Writer Lorenzo Vigas, Paula Markovitch, Laura Santullo
Editor Isabela Monteiro de Castro, Pablo Barbie
Cinematographer Sergio Armstrong
Cast Hernán Mendoza, Hatzin Navarrete, Elián González
Closed Captions Closed captions are not available for this screening.
Audio Description Audio description is not available for this screening.
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