MEXICO | 86 minutes | 2016

A surreal, satirical tale about a utopian factory and its employees, who lock themselves inside after the death of their boss. To work at Maquinaria Panamericana is to be part of a big family. Specifically, that of Don Alejandro, the generous boss of the sprawling factory he inherited near the Mexico City airport. But when he dies, the company is revealed to be bankrupt — and the workers, their illusions destroyed, lock themselves inside. Named best Mexican film at the Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara, Joaquin Del Paso’s Maquinaria Panamericana is a bleakly comic satire with a surrealist turn that smacks of Buñuel.


Friday October 7, 2016

Program #27
Cinéma du Parc 2

Sunday October 16, 2016

Program #276
Cinéma du Parc 1

Joaquin DEL PASO

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distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Joaquin Del Paso, Lucy Pawlak
  • Cast Javier Zaragoza, Ramiro Orozco, Irene Ramirez


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