Panamerican Machinery

MEX / POL 2016 90'
28.09 WE 18.30 @Światowid Cinema

DIRECTED BY: Joaquin del Paso
SCREENPLAY BY: Joaquin del Paso, Lucy Pawlak
PRODUCED BY: Joaquin del Paso, Susana Bernal, Santiago de la Paz
CAST: Javier Zaragoza, Ramiro Orozco, Irene Ramirez

A surrealist comedy about a workplace that just had its boss die in his office. The film reproduces the reality of failing industry companies, many of which are relics of a bygone era. The director endears us to naive corporate workers, who – confronted with unemployment – turn into a bunch of nitwits spending their time on xeroxing stupidities and sulking around the workplace like zombies. Is it caused by fear or by cold calculation? Maybe it’s just the reality of a completely unproductive part of the private sector? Despite its satirical convention, the film’s social observations can be viewed in the broader perspective, in order to follow the reactions of those who suddenly lost their derogatory safety net. A surprising lot was done with the scenery of old shelves, nails, cement mixers and excavators.

Joaquin del Paso

Born in Mexico City, Joaquín del Paso made his first short film at the age of 15. In 2007, he started on the directing and scriptwriting courses at the international film school in Cuba (EICTV). In 2013 – shortly after moving to Poland – he obtained his Master is Arts degree at the Lodz Film School. Joaquin made a couple of short films. “Panamerican Machinery” is his feature-length debut.

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