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MY FRIEND FROM THE PARK (MI AMIGA DEL PARQUE)

East Coast Premiere

DIRECTED BY Ana Katz

Country: Argentina, Uruguay
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 85min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Lexus Ibero American Feature Film Competition

When her husband Gustavo (Daniel Hendler) goes to the south of Chile to shoot a documentary, young mother Liz (Julieta Zylberberg) is left on her own to care for the couple’s beautiful baby boy. Liz’s insecurities become apparent when she struggles to make friends with other parents at the park—until she meets Rosa (played by director and co-writer Ana Katz). Liz and Rosa hit it off right from the start, yet as days go by their differences emerge, and what seemed like a solid friendship begins to deteriorate, turning bizarre, and proving too difficult for Liz’s frail psyche to handle.

Katz’s fourth feature as director deals thoughtfully with issues of identity, the hardships of parenting and the emotional and psychological changes women face during maternity. And Katz’s deft portrayal of Rosa as combustible and mysterious, at once alluring and scary to Liz, reminds us that Katz is as effective in front of the camera as she is behind it. – Andres Castillo

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credits

Director: Ana Katz
Producer: Nicolás Avruj, Diego Lerman, Ana Katz, Agustina Chiarino, Fernando Epstein, Ignacio Rey, Gastón Rothschild
Screenwriter: Ana Katz, Inés Bortagaray

Music: Maximiliano Silveira
Cinematographer: Bill Nieto
Editor: Andrés Tambornino

Cast: Julieta Zylberberg, Ana Katz, Maricel Alvarez, Mirelal Pascual, Malena Figó, Daniel Hendler

Ana Katz

Ana Katz was born in Buenos Aires. She is a graduate of the Universidad del Cine in San Telmo and has maintained a career both as an actress and director. Her directorial credits include Musical Chairs (2002), A Stray Girlfriend (2007) and My Friend From The Park (2015), which was part of last year’s Encuentros program in Miami.

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