Friday, Feb. 14, 2020            9:00-10:45pm               RCAH Theatre

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Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller


Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori/Paraguay/2013/105 min

Spanish, Guaraní and Korean with English subtitles

It’s Friday night in Asunción, Paraguay, and the temperature is sweltering. Víctor, a 17-year-old wheelbarrow delivery boy, dreams of fame and owning a fancy TV set from the infamous Mercado 4. He’s offered a chance to deliver seven boxes with unknown contents in exchange for a quick one hundred US dollars. But, what sounds like an easy job soon becomes complicated. Something in the boxes is highly coveted and Víctor and his pursuers quickly find themselves caught up in a crime they know nothing about. Reminiscent of Slumdog Millionare, 7 Boxes was declared a film of cultural interest by the National Secretary of Culture of Paraguay.


The Maneglia-Schémbori duo originates from the strong passion that Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori have for film. Consequently, the short films, telefilms and tv series they produce seek to find their own language and to install a national cinematography to identify them. They join to work together formally for the first time in 1990 with the TV miniseries La Disputa. Since then, they have made together several successful materials for TV, video, and cinema. Over the years, Juan Carlos and Tana, with their talent and ability, have inspired others to follow the same path. The challenges continue, and their loyalty to fiction TV too, the goal now is to translate it on the big screen with their first feature film: 7 Boxes.