Nov 19, 2022
In this episode of the podcast, the two Finns Karri and Henrik
discuss Paraguayan cinema. The film industry in
this beautiful and proud South American land-locked nation has
remained tiny, but it has finally garnered some due attention. The
duo comes across elements of creative film-making, American
influences, themes of poverty, affluence and integrity. Karri and
Henrik analyse the Top 3 films from Paraguay, as determined by IMDb
with the following formula: must be (mainly) filmed and produced in
Paraguay, acted by Paraguayans, with over 100 ratings.
7 Boxes (2012) and The Gold Seekers (2017) (Paraguayan selection to the Academy Awards, unnominated) are two action and adventure oriented films from the directing duo Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori. The Heiresses (2018) is an award-winning drama film about a prestigious but troubled female couple running out of money.
Films covered in this episode:
7 Boxes (7 Cajas, 2012)
The Gold Seekers (Los Buscadores, 2017)
The Heiresses (Las herederas, 2018)
Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edited by Karri Ojala. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell.