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BUENA VIDA DELIVERY

Director : LEONARDO DI CESARE

Status: Completed

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Synopsis
Short synopsis

Buenos Aires today. A young man’slife is thrown into turmoil when his beautiful girlfriend’sfamily take over his house and, deaf to his protests, sets up a chaotic churro (doughnut) business in the living room. Leonardo Di Cesare‘sprize-winning absurdist black comedy hilariously and poignantly depicts the nightmarish personal and social conflicts arising from a society in crisis.

Long synopsis

Hernan is a shy, 24-year-old courier, who has lived alone since his family fled the ravages of Argentina’seconomic crisis for Spain. Desperate for company he rents a room to the beautiful Pato, a stunning gas station employee.

She moves in and to his delight they quickly become lovers. All goes well until her family “ her father Venacio, her mother and a little girl later revealed to be Pato’sdaughter “ arrives from the country ˜for one night only™.

The family is respectful, charming, but also completely broke. The night comes and goes, days become weeks, and they show no intention of leaving.

Matters take a turn for the worse when a confused Hernan returns from work to find his living room transformed into a makeshift churro (doughnut) factory, complete with deafening machinery and a motley staff of beggars, street vendors and illegal immigrants.

Thwarted by Venacio’scunning and determination, Hernan’splans to evict these unruly invaders come to nothing. An increasingly distant Pato apologises but refuses to take any responsibility for this continued occupation. Hernan’slife descends into chaos. And then he himself is fired¦

Leonardo Di Cesare‘sprize-winning black comedy hilariously and poignantly depicts the absurd, nightmarish personal and social conflicts arising from a society in crisis.