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  • When Sonia receives the news that, without immediate medical attention, the fate of her cancer–stricken husband is sealed, she races to track down his indifferent doctor. This fruitless encounter sets off a chain of increasingly violent confrontations between a distraught, gun–toting Sonia, her confused teenage son and a series of uncaring insurance company stakeholders and bureaucrats who decide matters of life and death with the stroke of a pen. In a vein similar to last year's TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (AFI FEST 2014), Uruguayan director Rodrigo Plá (THE ZONE) crafts this sharp, darkly comic tale of a Mexican Everywoman caught in the Kafkaesque bureaucracy of a profit–driven insurance establishment with an undeniable sense of urgency and an eye toward social justice. Adapted by Laura Santullo from her novel and anchored by Jana Raluy's force–of–nature performance, it is an experience that anyone who's ever felt helpless in the face of a corporate monolith will make their own. — Cedar Sherbert

  • Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1968, Rodrigo Plá studied filmmaking at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica in Mexico City. His features include THE ZONE and THE DELAY, which was Uruguay’s entry for the Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar® in 2013. A MONSTER WITH A THOUSAND HEADS, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival, is his fourth feature.

  • Tanja Meissner        
    Memento Films International                      
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