A film by Natalia Almada
(Todo lo demás, Mexico/USA, 98 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
Selected as one of the best films of the year (Amy Taubin, Artforum), and winner of the Golden Gate Award for Best Film at the San Francisco Film Festival, Everything Else stars Academy Award–nominated actress Adriana Barraza (Amores Perros, Babel) as Doña Flor, a 63-year-old bureaucrat living in Mexico City, who has worked in the same government office for 35 years. When she loses the only living creature she cares for, she goes into crisis.
With a keen directorial eye, impeccable framing, Natalia Almada's debut fiction film explores the interior life of Doña Flor as she awakens from her bureaucratic malaise and yearns to become visible again. Inspired by Hannah Arendt’s idea that bureaucratic dehumanization is a brutal form of violence, the story ultimately becomes a mesmerizing contemplation on solitude.
Opens Friday, July 27
The Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
(415) 863-1087 / Buy tickets here.
Q&A with director Natalia Almada at the 5pm show on Saturday, July 28.