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Plants

Director Roberto DOVERIS
Info
  • Chile│
  • 2015│
  • 93min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

Florencia will have to take care of her older brother, who is in a vegetative state. She’ll become obsessed with a comic called “Las Plantas”, the story of the invasion of plant souls during full moon.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
231 2016. 04. 30 14:00 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) TM HEK19GV
416 2016. 05. 02 14:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 6 HEK19GV
757 2016. 05. 05 21:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 5 HEK19

Review

Plants combines fantasy with melodrama and the sentimentality of teenagers as it presents an impressive exploration of characters. Florencia, the protagonist, nurses her brother Sebastian who’s in a coma. No one helps her in her struggle to get by and she becomes obsessed with a comic book about plants that attack when there’s a full moon. She also gets to know a man online and begins exploring sexuality of herself. Plants portrays reality seen through the eyes of a teenage girl. The comic book Florencia is obsessed with draws a parallel to her brother’s state. Roberto Doveris illustrates her determination in confronting the ambiguity of perception, sexual awareness, and harsh reality with a distinctive touch. Scenes of sparkling creativity and beautiful cinematography provide surprises. Berlin International Film Festival award winner. (JANG Byungwon)

Credit

Director Roberto DOVERIS
Screenplay Roberto DOVERIS
Producer Roberto DOVERIS, Rocio ROMERO
Cinematography Patricio ALFARO
Art Director Natalia MARDONES, Antonia GARRETON
Editor Roberto DOVERIS, Pilar RODRIGUEZ
Music Violeta CASTILLO, Ignacio REDARD
Sound Diego AGUILLAR
Cast Violeta CASTILLO, Ingrid ISENSEE, Mauricio VACA, Ernesto MELENDEZ

Director

Roberto DOVERIS

He is a master graduate in Art Theory from Universidad de Chile. Currently he is editor in chief at CinemaChile, the international agency to promote Chilean cinema in the world and also runs his own company Nina Nino Films since 2010. Plants is his debut feature film and it was nominated in Competiton and won Glass Bear for 14+ Special Mention at the Berlinale 2016.

Trailer

(Plants) DIR. Roberto DOVERIS

Florencia will have to take care of her older brother, who is in a vegetative state. She’ll become obsessed with a comic called “Las Plantas”, the story of the invasion of plant souls during full moon.