Juana Banana

Matías Szulanski
Argentine Competition
Duration: 80 min.
Country: Argentina
Language: Español
Year: 2022
Monday 7th, 10:30 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 3)
Monday 7th, 22:30 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 3)
Tuesday 8th, 16:30 hs., Paseo Aldrey (Sala Aldrey 3)
Sunday 13rd, 16:40 hs., Del Paseo (Sala Paseo 1)

In the streets of Villa Crespo, one body moves in a rush—a mass of energy and emotions named Juana, an actress from Córdoba who, among failed auditions, the advice from his mentor and a frayed relationship, seeks for a sign of transcendence and light. The close-ups during peaceful moments seem to want to capture a bit of her energy and voracity, but Juana escapes, restless, and, guided by the findings of a mysterious book, she surrenders to an erratic and intense journey through a city open to adventure (at least to those who know how to find it). Not suitable for cynics, the new film by prolific director Matías Szulanski takes us on a bike ride through a path that may seem naïve, and in which laughter, weeping and fantasy of all kinds are welcome; but which also reveals in its surface the footprints of a dissatisfaction that, sometimes, cannot be expressed with words.

Matías Szulanski

Matías Szulanski

Matías Szulanski was born in Buenos Aires in 1991. He is a film and advertising director and producer. He directed, among others, Pendeja, payasa y gorda (2017), Astrogauchos (2019) and Flipper (2021), and founded Kligger, a studio devoted to promoting and producing. Juana Banana is his ninth film as a director.

Data Sheet:

G, E: Matías Szulanski
F: Lourdes Sanz
DA: Ailín Kirjner
S: Pablo Ísola
M: Carlos Páez
P: Matías Szulanski, Bernardo Szulanski
CP: Kligger
I: Julieta Raponi, Jenni Merla, Franco Sintoff, Matías Szulanski


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