Brief Story from the Green Planet

Breve historia del planeta verde

Director: Santiago Loza
2019 | Argentina, Germany, Brazil, Spain | 74m
GENRE: Gay | Latinx | Male-to-Female | Queer | Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy | Transgender
SECTION: Showcase | World Cinema
Expected Guests: Director Santiago Loza

Trailer

In Buenos Aires, three childhood friends find themselves in a rut. Feisty trans performer Tania is disillusioned with her profession, club kid Pedro can only connect via dancing, and depressed waitress Daniela has given up on finding love. Their lives are upended when Tania’s grandmother dies, revealing a secret: In her final years, she lived with an extra-terrestrial companion, and it is now Tania’s legacy to return the creature to its home.

Armed with Abuela’s hand-drawn map, the three amigo/as set out through the stunning countryside of Argentina on a journey that will test their faith in themselves and one another. When obstacles and hostile locals stand in their way, the friends discover hidden reserves of strength to see their mission through. Told in a blend of magic and sobering realism, this poetic and often moving film fable—which won the Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival—is a meditation on selfhood, friendship, and what it means to be “other.”

— VICTORIA JASCHOB

SPONSORED BY
Moniker

CO-PRESENTED BY
Another Hole in the Head Film Festival / San Francisco Transgender Film Festival

  • Language: In Spanish with English subtitles. ASL Interpreter present.
  • Premiere Status: West Coast