TITLE (English): 7 Boxes
    DIRECTORS: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori
    COUNTRY: Paraguay
    YEAR: 2012
    LENGTH: 100 min
    FORMAT / COLOR / BW: Digital / Color
    LANGUAGE: Spanish, Guaraní with subtitles in English
    Director: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori
    Producer: Tana Schémbori
    Executive Producers: Tana Schémbori , Luis Collar, Rocío Galiano, Camilo Guanes, Jorge Moreno, María Victoria Ramírez Jou
    Script: Juan Carlos Maneglia
    Cinematographers: Richard Careaga, Pablo Meilicke, Martín Oddone
    Editor: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Juan Sebastián Zelada
    Music: Fran Villalba
    Sound Design: Germán Acevedo
    Cast: Celso Franco, Victor Sosa, Lali González, Nico García, Paletita, Manuel Portillo, Mario Toñanez, Nelly Dávalos, Roberto Cardozo, Johnny Kim, Luis Gutiérrez, Katia García, Junior Rodríguez, Liliana Álvarez, Atil Closs,  
    Victor, a 17-year-old wheelbarrow carter, dreams of being famous. The Market world where he works is hostile and competitive and there are thousands just like him waiting to get hired to carry something. Victor understands that he needs to hustle to make some money this day. He hears about a strange offer to carry 7 boxes of unknown goods for a nice crisp $100-dollar bill. However, the owner of the boxes rips the bill in half, gives Victor one piece and promises the other half upon delivery.

    Getting around the huge Market, the size of 8 city blocks, might seem easy but things get complicated when someone steals one of the boxes, he loses his cell phone he needs to communicate with the owner of the boxes and the police surround the market searching for something that Victor is totally unaware of. To add to Victor’s stress, there is no shortage of wheelbarrow carters who would also love to have the job of hauling the 7 boxes.

    Winner of the Film in Construction of the San Sebastián Film Festival, 2011. 7 Boxes had its world premiere in September 2012 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

    Director's Biography
    Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori
    Passion for filmmaking has united these two film directors for the past 20 years. All this time, their names have been on the screen as professionals who have marked a before and after of fiction in Paraguay. Juan Carlos and Tana knew it would not be easy in a country that had no audiovisual tradition.