Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

Films

Official Selection - In Competition

Awards:

Venice Film Festival – Leoncino d'Oro Agiscuola Award, Competition Official Selection

Crew:

Screenplay: Lorenzo Vigas, Paula Markovitch
Editing: Isabela Monteiro de Castro, Pablo Barbieri
Cinematography: Sergio Armstrong G.
Producers: Lorenzo Vigas, Michel Franco, Jorge Hernández Aldana

The Box

A film by Lorenzo Vigas

Back
Hatzín (Hatzín Navarrete), a young Mexican, travels to collect the remains of his deceased father, found in a common grave in the deserted landscape of northern Mexico. On his way home, an unexpected encounter with a man similar to his father, Mário (Hernán Mendoza), gives hope to the young man, who, questioning his father's death, insists on not leaving Mário. The meeting marks the beginning of an emotional relationship between the two, shrouded in moral dilemmas and serving as a political exposé of Latin America’s fragile work conditions.

Directed by Lorenzo Vigas, The Box (2021) is the last chapter of the trilogy Elephants Never Forget (2004) and From Afar (2015) dedicated to the absence of the father figure, an indelible trace in Latin American identity.
  • Cast:

    Hernán Mendoza, Hatzín Navarrete, Cristina Zulueta
  • Original Title:

    La Caja
  • Country:

    United States of America, Mexico
  • Year:

    2021
  • 92’ Subtitles: EN, PT

Awards:

Venice Film Festival – Leoncino d'Oro Agiscuola Award, Competition Official Selection

Crew:

Screenplay: Lorenzo Vigas, Paula Markovitch
Editing: Isabela Monteiro de Castro, Pablo Barbieri
Cinematography: Sergio Armstrong G.
Producers: Lorenzo Vigas, Michel Franco, Jorge Hernández Aldana

Schedule

Medeia Nimas Cinema

Tickets: 6€

Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval Acácio Barreiros Auditorium

Tickets: 5€

Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval Acácio Barreiros Auditorium

Award Winning Film

Tickets: 6€

Director

Lorenzo Vigas

Lorenzo Vigas was born in Mérida, Venezuela, and lives in Mexico City. He studied molecular biology at the University of Tampa, Florida, going on to study film at New York University. From Afar (2015), Vigas’ first feature film, won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, where his latest film, The Box (2021), recently premiered.
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