Set against Chile’s Atacama Desert, Michael Cera and Gaby Hoffmann headline this wild and psychedelic comedy about a drug-addled American and a neo-hippie searching for a hallucinatory cactus.
|April 30, 2013||12:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
|June 8, 2013||7:00 PM||Harvard Exit||Date has passed|
|June 9, 2013||5:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
Michael Cera (Arrested Development, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) expands his horizons as Jamie, a rude, crude, ignorant dude visiting Chile in search of mild-altering substances. Inspired by a Bosch painting, Jamie and his friends embark on a journey into the Atacama Desert in search of a fabled and hallucinatory cactus, the ultimate trip. But when Jamie meets Crystal Fairy (Gaby Hoffmann), a sprightly and carefree neo-hippie from San Francisco, she decides to tag along, forcing Jamie to reconsider his unsympathetic and uncompassionate attitude. Crystal Fairy marks the English-language debut of Chilean director Sebastián Silva, whose previous film The Maid played in SIFF 2009.
Sebastian Silva (born 1979) is a Chilean director, screenwriter, painter and musician. His band CHC has recorded three albums. He currently lives in New York.
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|Principal Cast:||Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann, Juan Andrés Silva, José Miguel Silva, Agustín Silva|
|Running Time:||98 minutes|
|Producer:||Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín|
|Cinematographers:||Cristián Petit Laurent|
|Editors:||Diego Macho, Sofía Subercaseaux, Sebastián Silva|
|Awards:||Sundance Film Festival 2013 (World Cinema Dramatic: Directing Award)|
|Filmography:||Magic Magic (2013); Old Cats (2010); The Maid (2009); La Vida me Mata (2007)|
|US Distributor:||Sundance Selects|