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7 Boxes

7 Cajas

Paraguay | 2012 | 105 minutes | Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori

A teenage delivery boy working in an illegal Paraguayan market must dodge thieves, rival gangs, and the police when he is offered $100 to transport a load of mysterious-and highly sought-after-crates to the edge of town. Ages 15+

May 29, 2013
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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May 30, 2013
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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The May 29 screening is on STANDBY. There are no advance tickets available.

In a crowded outdoor marketplace in Asunción, Paraguay, 17-year-old Victor is offered $100 to deliver seven boxes. A movie nut, he believes that to get famous he needs a cell-phone that shoots video, so he eagerly agrees, but the boxes are linked to a serious crime and a large stash of money. Soon he's being pursued by the cops as well as an array of bad guys with sinister agendas. Victor has to use all his wits, with help from his resourceful friend Liz (who's becoming more than a friend), to stay a step ahead of his pursuers, in an adrenaline-fuelled game of cat and mouse. This low budget first feature by Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori is a breakneck joyride that rivals Hollywood action movies for inventiveness and thrills-per-minute, but also conveys a rich and gritty sense of place, with a range of vivid characters. Meneglia and Schémbori make impressive use of their location, choreographing exciting and elaborate chase scenes using little more than people pushing long, wooden wheelbarrows.

Director Biography
Since first working together in 1990, Paraguayan filmmakers Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori have jointly produced many films, telefilms, and TV series, including 2004’s Candida.

Sponsored in part by The Art Institute of Seattle

Director: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori
Principal Cast: Celso Franco, Lali González, Víctor Sosa, Nico García
Country: Paraguay
Year: 2012
Running Time: 105 minutes
Producer: Rocío Galiano, Camilo Guanes, Tana Schémbori
Screenplay: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori
Cinematographers: Richard Careaga
Editors: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Juan Sebastián Zelada
Music: Fran Villalba
Website: http://7cajas.com/eng-inicio
Awards: San Sebastian Film Festival 2012 (Youth Jury Award); Palm Springs International Film Festival 2013 (New Voices, New Visions Special Jury Mention); Miami Film Festival 2013 (Audience Award)
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: Spanish, Guarani
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Format: HDCAM
International Sales: Shoreline Entertainment
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