Feature Film Program
Amidst the devastation of post-crisis Spain, mother and daughter grift to keep up their lifestyles.
Fri Aug 27 8:00 PM
Amalia Ulman | Spain | 80
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. Meanwhile the mother grifts her way to certain security — the care of a jail cell. Courtesy of Utopia. Co-presented by The RIZOMA Festival.
Kiss of the Rabbit God (兔兒神)
Andrew Thomas Huang | US | 14
A Chinese-American restaurant worker falls in love with an 18th century Qing dynasty god who visits him at night and leads him on a journey of sexual awakening and self discovery.