A writer for Rodrigo Reyes’ 499, Mexican filmmaker Lorena Padilla has workshopped her directorial debut Berlinale Talents, Torino Film Labs and got some Guadalajara Film Festival prize money (five total) in post prod for a project that went into production in early ’22. Featuring Francisco Reyes, Humberto Busto, Martha Claudia Moreno, Martínez is comedy that is coined as human connections in big cities. We got a good feeling about this one.
Gist: Martinez, a lonely accountant who really prizes his daily monotony, is pushed by his hierarchy to retire. While his life stability is threatened, his neighbor, a woman of his age, is found dead in her home after several days. Although he has never met her, her death will make him realize that his life is still ahead of him.
Release Date/Prediction: A Venice preem is possible and San Sebastian Film Festival showing is very likely.