Brief Story from the Green Planet, directed by the Argentine film director SANTIAGO Loza, won the Teddy Award for best LGBTQ-themed feature movie at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. Compared with elements presented inA Dog barking at the Moon, like the concept of cult, gay men’s wife (tongqi) and intergenerational misunderstandings,Brief Story from the Green Planetis a less ‘down-to-earth’ queer film, portraying situations outside the scope of our daily lives. Brace yourself for this unexpected thriller!
The story starts with a group of three friends: Tania, a trans girl performing in nightclubs in Buenos Aires; Pedro, a young creature of the night making a living as a voguing dancer and Daniela who works as a waitress and is overwhelmed with melancholia since a painful breakup. After an unexpected encounter with an alien, the three close friends are given the mission to send this mysterious creature back to where it came from. However, the task is arduous, and the protagonists will be confronted with a difficult dilemma. What decision will they make? Will they accomplish their mission before it’s too late?
When Tania receives the news that her grandmother passed away, she returns to her hometown, accompanied by her two friends, Pedro and Daniela, in the house she has inherited. Much to her surprise, she finds out that an Alien took care of her grandmother during her last years, keeping her company.
Her grandmother’s last will is that Tania returns the creature to the place it first appeared. Tania, Pedro and Daniela begin a quest for this unknown place. However, the journey gets tougher when Tania’s health starts to deteriorate. To return the alien on time and save Tania, the three travelling companions will need to overcome their fears and demonstrate genuine friendship.
SANTIAGO Loza was born in 1971, in Córdoba, Argentina. Director, Playwright and Writer. He studied at the Cinema School of the National Institute of Cinematography and at the Municipal School of Dramatic Art. His magnum opus includes：STRANGER, THE INVENTION OF FLESH, MALAMBO，THE GOOD MAN. His films have appeared in numerous festivals, obtaining multiple national and international awards.