Breaking Glass Pictures and Shoreline Entertainment have announced the February 7th North American theatrical and VOD release of 7 cajas / 7 Boxes (pictured), the electrifying debut film from the directing team of Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori.
The film had its world premiere at the International Film Festival of San Sebastian to audience and critical acclaim and broke box office records in its native Paraguay. An official selection of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, and a favorite at the Miami, Edinburgh, and Palm Springs Film Festivals, indieWIRE hailed the Paraguayan action-thriller as "The Fast and the Furious with wheelbarrows."
Víctor, a 17-year-old wheelbarrow delivery boy, dreams of becoming famous and covets a fancy TV set in the infamous Mercado 4. He's offered a chance to deliver seven boxes with unknown contents in exchange for a quick $100. With a borrowed cell phone the contractor uses to tell him the way, Víctor embarks on the journey. Crossing the eight blocks of the market seemed easy but things get complicated along the way. There is something in those boxes that starts a high-speed wheelbarrow chase in the secret and gloomy corridors of the market. Without even realizing, Víctor and his pursuers will get involved in a crime of which they know anything.
Following its Paraguayan premiere, 7 Boxes edged out Titanic as the most successful film in Paraguay’s box-office history - an unprecedented feat given the limited audiovisual production in the country. Coming on the heels of internationally successful features such as Hamaca Paraguaya and Cuchillo de Palo, 7 Boxes could truly signify an international breakout moment for Paraguayan cinema.
The film will open in cities across the United States and Canada starting on February 7th, anchored by screenings at Cinema Village in New York City, Downtown Independent in Los Angeles, Siskel Film Center in Chicago, and the Coral Gable Art Cinema in Miami. On the same date, the film will be available nationwide on iTunes and on demand.