Director: Sebastián Silva
With Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann, Juan Andrés Silva, José Miguel Silva, Agustín Silva
An opener at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Sebastián Silva’s (winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for The Maid) latest is a bizarre, mescaline-driven road trip through Chile. In a frequently hysterical, often cringe-inducing performance, Michael Cera is Jamie, a boorish American expat who, when he’s not inviting transvestite hookers back to his friend’s apartment, is chiefly interested in drug tourism. He and three Chilean brothers plan to set off in search of the prized San Pedro cactus and its promise of beachy hallucinations, but in the previous night’s drunken stupor Jamie invites a free-spirited fellow American (Gaby Hoffmann in a naked performance, literally), whose devil-may-care worldview gives them more of an adventure than any of them had bargained for.
Producers: Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín
Director of Photography: Cristián Petit Laurent
Editors: Diego Macho, Sofía Subercaseaux, Sebastián Silva
with Sebastián Silva, Michael Cera
& Gaby Hoffmann
Director Sebastián Silva and actors Michael Cera and Gaby Hoffmann participate in a Q&A after the screening.