Panamerican Machinery

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    Panamerican Machinery

    Maquinaria Panamericana

    Directed by

    • Joaquín del Paso

    Mexico, Poland

    2016

    86 min

    • Spanish

    Comedy

    Thank goodness it’s Friday at Panamerican Machinery S.A., a company specializing in repairing machines used for demolition and construction. Happy in the knowledge that the weekend is upon them, Panamerican’s employees settle into their offices and cubicles only to make a horrific discovery: Don Alejandro, the company’s owner, has been found dead in the back of the warehouse. Suddenly learning that the company is on the verge of bankruptcy and their jobs are on the line, the employees decide to lock themselves inside the factory. One of the employees decides to implement the five-stages-of-grief program to help the others cope with their terrible loss—but what ensues behind those locked factory doors will prove to be impossible to overcome.

    Awards

    • Mezcal Award for best Mexican debut film - FIC Guadalajara
    • Best Mexican Feature - Guanajuato IFF
    • Best Original Screenplay - Ariel Awards
    • FIPRESCI Award - Guadalajara IFF

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Cast
    Javier Zaragoza
    Ramiro Orozco
    Irene Ramirez
    Edmundo Mosqueira
    Delfino López
    Cecilia Garcia
    Cesar Panini
    Javier Camacho
    Screenplay
    Joaquín Del Paso
    Lucy Pawlak
    Cinematography
    Fredrik Olsson
    Editing
    Raúl Barreras
    Music
    Santiago Arroyo
    Production
    AMONDO FILMS
    Sales
    LUXBOX
    Joaquín del Paso

    Joaquín del Paso

    Mexico

    Joaquín del Paso was born in Mexico City. He studied filmmaking at Cuba’s Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión and at the National Film School in Łódź, Poland. He is a co-founder of Amondo films, a film collective based in Warsaw, Delhi and Mexico City. He has made numerous short films like DREAM OF SAN JUAN (2012). His feature debut, PANAMERICAN MACHINERY (2016), was selected at the Berlinale Forum. It won the Mezcal Award for best Mexican debut film.

    Selected Filmography