EL PLANETA (MIFF2021) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Playing a vaguely fictionalized version of herself alongside a similarly quasi-autobiographical performance by her own mother, US-based Argentine-born director, writer and actor Amalia Ulman’s El Planeta is a charming lo-fi feminist comedy about a mother-and-daughter grifting duo. El Planeta is refreshingly original in its rethinking of the grifter film, adding humor but never it sacrificing its humanity.

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