Director(s): Alfredo Soderguit
Country: Uruguay
Language: Spanish w/ English subtitles
Animation | 2013 | 78 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Recommended for ages 8+ (Parental Guidance: Nightmares.)

A playground fight leads to a journey of self-discovery in this delightful animation from Uruguay. Called to the principal’s office, 10-year-old Anina Yatay Salas (as named by her palindrome-loving father) is given a black envelope and told not to open it for the whole week she is suspended from school. Calling it the weirdest punishment in the history of weird punishments (she looked it up), our young heroine is tormented by what the envelope might contain and her active imagination conjures up all sorts of possibilities. Uruguay’s 2013 official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema 2013, Audience Award

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