MY FRIEND FROM THE PARK
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MY FRIEND FROM THE PARK

Directed by Ana Katz

Info

Director: Ana Katz
Section: International Independents
Country: Argentina, Uruguay
Year: 2016
PT: MI AMIGA DEL PARQUE
OT: MI AMIGA DEL PARQUE
Language: Spanish
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Julieta Zylberberg, Ana Katz, Maricel Álvarez
18+

Logline

MY FRIEND FROM THE PARK

When her husband goes off to shoot a documentary in Chile, young mother Liz (Julieta Zylberberg) is left alone with her baby and herself. She befriends another mother in the Park, Rosa (director Ana Katz) and they hit it off right away. However, as Liz begins to grow clingy and co-dependent, the warm friendship begins to take a darker turn.
“Katz’s fourth feature as director deals thoughtfully with issues of identity, the hardships of parenting and the emotional and psychological changes women face during maternity. And Katz’s deft portrayal of Rosa as combustible and mysterious, at once alluring and scary to Liz, reminds us that Katz is as effective in front of the camera as she is behind it.“ – Andres Castillo

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Meet the director

MY FRIEND FROM THE PARK

Ana Katz

Ana Katz was born in Buenos Aires in 1975, where she studied directing at the Universidad del Cine. She is an award-winning actress and director who has won prizes for CHAIRS (2002), A STRAY GIRLFRIEND (2007) and THE MARZIANO FAMILY (2011). MI AMIGA DEL PARQUE is her fourth film and won the Special Jury Award at Sundance for best screenplay.

Credits

Screenplay: Ana Katz, Ines Bortagaray
Director of Photography: Bill Nieto
Film Editor: Andres Tambornino
Composer: Maximiliano Silveira
Production Designer: Eugenia Sueiro
Costume Design: Pilar Gonzalez
Sound: Julian Catz, Jésica Suarez
Producer: Nicolas Avruj, Agustina Chiarino, Fernando Epstein, Ana Katz, Diego Lerman
Production Company: Campo Cine, Laura
Co-Producer: Ignacio Rey, Gastón Rothschild
Co-Production Company: Mutante Cine, Sudestada Cine
World Sales: Visit Films