The Box

  • Lorenzo Vigas
  • US, Mexico
  • 2021
  • 90'
  • La Caja

Winner of the Golden Lion for his debut From Afar (ZFF 2015), Lorenzo Vigas delivers a dark psychological thriller about a boy who obsessively tries to infiltrate a stranger’s life, convinced it’s his father. Hatzin is traveling home from a remote mining town, carrying a box with the remains of his father, a migrant worker who died in a work-related accident. On the way, he spots a man who reminds him of his father. The film has screened in Venice, Toronto and San Sebastián, and owes its fascinating aesthetics to cinematographer Sergio Armstrong, a frequent collaborator of Pablo Larraín.

Subtitles: EN, HR


Lorenzo Vigas

Born in Venezuela in 1967. He studied biology. His feature debut From Afar (2014) earned him the Golden Lion at Venice FF. In 2016, he made the documentary, The Orchid Seller, about his father Oswaldo Vigas, a prominent Latin American painter. The film was screened in official competition at the Venice Film Festival. The Box (2021) is his latest feature.

The Box

Lorenzo Vigas
Lorenzo Vigas, Paula Markovitch
Hatzin Navarrete, Hernán Mendoza, Elián González, Cristina Zulueta, Dulce Alexa Alfaro
Sergio Armstrong G.
Isabela Monteiro de Castro, Pablo Barbieri
Lorenzo Vigas, Michel Franco, Jorge Hernández Aldanda
Teorema, SK Global Entertainment, Labodigital
Festivals & Awards
Venice Int'l Film Festival 2021; Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2021; San Sebastián Int'l Film Festival 2021; BFI London Film Festival 2021; São Paulo Int'l Film Festival 2021

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