Director: Amalia Ulman Run Time: 79 min. Release Year: 2021 Language: Spanish
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 semblances 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. Written and directed by artist, Amalia Ulman, the film also stars Ulman and her real-life mother, Ale.