February 21 - March 2, 2014
"The Fast and the Furious with wheelbarrows", this riveting Paraguayan thriller follows a teenage delivery boy as he dodges thieves, rival gangs, and the police while transporting a mysterious cargo. A favorite of SIFF 2013!
In the midst of Parguay's largest public market, 17-year-old Victor makes his living transporting packages through town with his wheelbarrow. One day, he is offered $100 to deliver seven boxes with no questions asked. But this is no ordinary cargo, and soon he is being pursued by the cops and an array of criminals with sinister agendas. Victor must use his street smarts, and the help of his resourceful friend Liz, to stay a step ahead of his pursuers. This inventive, breakneck joyride features heaping helpings of tension, black humor, and exciting chase scenes that rivals Hollywood action movies.
"The Fast and the Furious with wheelbarrows, 7 Boxes is a rollicking good time at the movies that offers breathtaking action and suspense, humor and appealing characters all in one visually flashy package." - Boyd van Hoeij, Indiewire
"Genre-film bliss … The storytelling confidence, unaffected acting, and, above all, a heightened grasp of plotting and logistics on display in 7 Boxes is astonishing." - Kurt Halfyard, Twitch
- Director: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori
- Principal Cast: Celso Franco, Lali González, Víctor Sosa, Nico García
- Country: Paraguay
- Year: 2012
- Running Time: 105 minutes
- Language: Spanish, Guarani
- Has Subtitles: Yes
- US Distributor: Breaking Glass Pictures