Berlinale

Brief Story from the Green Planet (Breve historia del planeta verde)

Synopsis
Tania is a trans girl who performs her shows at night clubs in Buenos Aires. Pedro is a creature of the night, a regular dancer, a young gay man. Daniela works as a waitress in a bar. She is dealing with a break-up, and is deeply melancholic. The three are friends and went to school together in their hometown. Tania receives the news that her grandmother has died. They find an alien body in her grandmother’s house, alongside a letter in which she asks Tania to please take the creature to the place where it first appeared. Pedro, Daniela and Tania start a long and mysterious journey.

Director’s Note
I want to make a movie about beloved and hurt people, who are dragged to live through an extraordinary situation, forced to experience a huge and strange adventure. An existential journey between the banal and the profound, the daily and the sublime. I know the three actors. For this film, I was inspired by some elements of their personal lives, the courage with which they had dealt with certain experiences. The movie is about the power of the weak. The hidden strength of outcasts. It is a tribute to all the losers. And an act of poetic justice.

Argentina
Director: Santiago Loza
Producers: Constanza Sanz Palacios Films SRL (Argentina), Autentika Films (Germany)
German WCF partner: Autentika Films
World sales: MPM Films (France)

Funded in the WCF Jury meeting in November 2016
Funding amount: 40,000 €