El Planeta


El Planeta is a comedy about eviction.

Amidst the devastation of post-crisis Spain, mother and daughter bluff and grift to keep up the lifestyle they think they deserve, bonding over common tragedy and an impending eviction.

Cast & Crew

Amalia Ulman as Leonor Jimenez
Ale Ulman as María Rendueles
Nacho Vigalongo as The Older Man
Chen Zhou as Amadeus

Original Score by Chicken
Cinematography by Carlos Rigo Bellver
Sound by Toni De Benito
Editing by Katharine McQuerry, Anthony Valdez

An Holga's Meow Pictures production in association with Operator, Memory, and Vilaüt Films

Written and Directed by Amalia Ulman


El Planeta Heralds Amalia Ulman as an Invigorating New Cinematic Voice by Patrik Sandberg, Interview Magazine

In Amalia Ulman’s ‘El Planeta’, Even the Scammers are Being Scammed by Travis Diehl, FRIEZE


A Mother and Daughter Go Broke in Style in an Appealingly Offbeat Comedy by Guy Lodge, Variety

Fun Mother-Daughter Grifter Comedy Will Keep You Guessing Until the End by Eric Kohn, Indiewire

Artist Amalia Ulman and her mother launch ‘El Planeta’ by Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times

‘El Planeta’: Film Review by David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

Upcoming Screenings

Moscow, Russia
June 18 & 26, 2021 at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
(June 26 screening is followed by an in-person Q&A with director)
More info

Dallas, TX
June 27, 2021 at Oak Cliff Film Festival
More info


General inquiries: hello@elplaneta.info
Instagram: @elplanetafilm


A 60 page film companion published by Arcadia Missa, featuring contributions from Dean Kissick, Natasha Stagg, Rob Kulisek, Bruno Zhu, and more. Click here to purchase.


Cover photographs by Rob Kulisek, robkulisek.com
Website by Ilia Ovechkin, iliaovechkin.com