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North American Premiere

DIRECTED BY Joaquín del Paso

Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 86min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Lexus Ibero American Feature Film Competition

Thank goodness it’s Friday at Panamerican Machinery S.A., a company specializing in repairing machines used for demolition and construction. Happy in the knowledge that the weekend is upon them, Panamerican’s employees settle into their offices and cubicles only to make a horrific discovery: Don Alejandro, the company’s owner, has been found dead in the back of the warehouse. Suddenly learning that the company is on the verge of bankruptcy and their jobs are on the line, the employees decide to lock themselves inside the factory. One of the employees decides to implement the five-stages-of-grief program to help the others cope with their terrible loss—but what ensues behind those locked factory doors will prove to be impossible to overcome.

Mexican director Joaquín del Paso’s witty, imaginative satire concerns a group of people on the verge of collective panic—probably not a moment when hasty, irrational, yet life-changing decisions should be made. The result can be catastrophic, though del Paso deftly locates the comical aspect of catastrophe. – Andres Castillo


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Director: Joaquín del Paso
Producer: Amondo Films America, Black María, Mantarraya
Screenwriter: Joaquín Del Paso, Lucy Pawlak

Music: Santiago Arroyo
Cinematographer: Fredrik Olsson
Editor: Raúl Barreras

Cast: Javier Zaragoza, Ramiro Orozco, Irene Ramirez, Edmundo Mosqueira, Delfino López, Cecilia Garcia, Cesar Panini, Javier Camacho

Joaquín del Paso

Joaquín del Paso was born in Mexico City. He studied filmmaking at Cuba’s Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión and at the National Film School in Łódź, Poland. He has made numerous short films. Panamerican Machinery (2016) is his feature debut.