We are happy to premiere the international trailer for the Mar del Plata award-winner THE LUNCHROOM (PLANTA PERMANENTE) by Ezequiel Radusky ahead of the Ventana Sur market.
Radusky’s second film after the Cannes-selected THE OWNERS was the dark horse of Mar del Plata FF.
The film is a story of Lila, who for 30 years has been a cleaner in a provincial municipality building. She’s an important figure in the office’s carefully knit society because of the unofficial staff cafeteria, which she runs together with her friend Marcela. When Lila gets the opportunity to refurbish the lunchroom and run it officially as the boss, this sudden elevation of her status causes Marcela’s envy and starts a slow decay of the office’s delicate status quo.
Jan Naszewski said about he film: “THE LUNCHROOM is a subtle, intelligent drama, which offers an emotional load and great observation of human behavior as well as humanist and feminist message that can be very inspiring, especially for women, which is a core cinema-going audience today. I believe that it’s the kind of film that distributors are asking us for these days.”
THE LUNCHROOM is produced by Nicolas Avruj and Diego Lerman at Campo Cine in Argentina, whose credits include REFUGIADO, LOS HONGOS and MONOS. It was co-produced by Mariana Secco of Salado in Uruguay. The script was written by Diego Lerman and Ezequiel Radusky. The film was supported by INCAA, ICAU and Ibermedia and it won the best project award at the Europe – Latin America Coproduction Forum at the San Sebastian Film Festival in 2017.