uk-premiere
Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 1
Sat 26th Sep 13:10
Premiere Screening

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 2
Mon 28th Sep 14:40

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The humidity of the Baja Peninsula drips from the opening scenes of Lizzy’s approach to Hotel El Ganzo. There she introduces herself to Guy, who initially seems reluctant to forgo his seclusion to engage with an unconventional stranger. They make conversation and it appears that Lizzy and Guy have a few things in common- if the information disclosed is to be believed. The cast is small, but Susan Traylor (Greenberg) and Anslem Richardson (Black Rock) are beyond capable in carrying the film as Lizzy and Guy. While sometimes discomforting, their relationship is warm and the chemistry between the two is immediate and powerful. Steve Balderson’s experimental direction results in an eccentric, dreamlike film. Yet ‘El Ganzo’ remains accessible, and above all else is a very natural story of two isolated people who consolidate their struggles and gain strength and self-discovery through companionship.
Runtime
89 min
Director(s)
Steve Balderson
Writer(s)
Steve Balderson
Susan Traylor
Anslem Richardson
Producer(s)
Jennifer Dreiling
DoP(s)
Daniel Stephens
Daniel Stephens
Cast
Susan Traylor
Anslem Richardson
Mark Booker
Screening Status
UK Premiere
Strands: Features RSO