Argentina | horror thriller | HD | color | 82 min | 2019

Film info

  • LOGLINE

    Some games last a lifetime
     

    SYNOPSIS

    Jesus and Maria José are siblings living together in the house that belonged to their recently deceased father. Their routine is disrupted when Magdalena, their half-sister on their dad’s side, returns from Spain asking for her share of their inheritance. They don’t want to sell the house and in order to keep it, they will deliver a series of sick games where it won’t be easy to define who has the rock, the paper, or the scissors.
     

    KEYWORDS

    Argentina | female director | siblings | violence | black comedy | family & kinship | inheritance | adaptation | films based on plays

    CREW & CAST

    Original Title: Piedra, papel, tijera
    International title: Rock, paper, scissors
    Original language: Spanish
    Written & directed by: Macarena García Lenzi & Martín Blousson
    Adapted from a stage play by Macarena Garcia Lenzi
    Produced by: Valentín Diment, Vanesa Pagani 
Editing by: Martín Blousson.
Production design: Fabián Harsany
    Cinematographer: Nicolás Colledani
    Costume design: Laura Ohman, María José Paulucci
    Make-Up & FX: Constanza Pugliese, Simón Ratziel
    FX: Piromanía FX / KATO Stunt Group
    VFX: Alejandro Soler
    Sound designer: Sebastián González (ASA)
    Music by : Emilio Haro, Gabriel Barredo
    Assistant director: Sebastián Cortés
    Post Production Coordinator: Hernán Virués
    Production Coordinator: Mara Raicevic
    Sound Post production Company: El Cono del Silencio
    Cast: Valeria Giorcelli, Agustina Cerviño and Pablo Sigal. Screenwriter: Macarena García Lenzi with collaboration by Martín Blousson.
    A Películas V Production

    FESTIVALS & AWARDS
    • World Premiere. Frightfest. UK, 2019
    • North American Premiere. Fantastic Fest. USA, 2019
    • Official Selection. Nocturna Madrid FF. Spain, 2019
    • Official Selection. Brooklyn Horror Fest. USA, 2019
    • Official Selection. Mórbido Fest. Mexico, 2019
    • Official Selection. Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre. Argentina, 2019
    • Official Selection. Panic Fest. USA, 2020
    • Official Selection. Final Girls Film Fest. Germany, 2020
    • Winner. Best Ibero-american Feature. Fantaspoa. Brazil, 2020
    • Winner. Best Ibero-american Director. Fantaspoa. Brazil, 2020
    • Winner. Best Screenplay. Fantaspoa. Brazil, 2020
    • Winner. Best Actress (for Valeria Giorcelli) Fantaspoa. Brazil, 2020
    • Official Selection. Febiofest. Czech Republic, 2020
  • SINOPSIS

    Jesús y María José son hermanos. Ambos viven juntos en la casa que perteneció a su padre, recién fallecido. Su rutina es interrumpida por la llegada desde España de Magdalena, su medio hermana por parte del padre. Luego de varios años sin verse ella viene en busca de la parte que le corresponde legalmente por la propiedad del reciente difunto. Pero ellos no quieren vender la casa y para lograr su objetivo se servirán de una cantidad de juegos perversos en donde será difícil distinguir quién tiene la piedra, quién el papel y quién la tijera.

    FICHA TÉCNICA

    Título original: Piedra, papel, tijera
    Título internacional: Rock, paper, scissors
    Idioma original: Español
    Escrita y dirigida: Macarena García Lenzi y Martín Blousson
    Adaptación de la pieza teatral de Macarena García Lenzi
    Producido por: Valentín Diment, Vanesa Pagani 

    Montaje: Martín Blousson
    Dirección de arte: Fabián Harsany
    Dirección de fotografía: Nicolás Colledani
    Vestuario: Laura Ohman y María José Paulucci
    Maquillaje y FX: Constanza Pugliese, Simón Ratziel
    FX: Piromanía FX / KATO Stunt Group
    VFX: Alejandro Soler
    Dirección de sonido: Sebastián González (ASA)
    Música: Emilio Haro y Gabriel Barredo
    Asistente de dirección: Sebastián Cortés
    Jefe de Producción en Postproducción: Hernán Virués
    Jefa de producción: Mara Raicevic
    Post-producción de sonido: El Cono del Silencio
    Elenco: Valeria Giorcelli, Agustina Cerviño and Pablo Sigal. Screenwriter: Macarena García Lenzi with collaboration by Martín Blousson.
    Una producción de Películas V

    FESTIVALES Y PREMIOS
    • Premiere Mundial. Frightfest. Reino Unido, 2019
    • Premiere Norteamericana. Fantastic Fest. EUA, 2019
    • Selección Oficial. Nocturna Madrid FF. España, 2019
    • Selección Oficial. Brooklyn Horror Fest. USA, 2019
    • Selección Oficial. Mórbido Fest. México, 2019
    • Selección Oficial. Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre. Argentina, 2019
    • Selección Oficial. Panic Fest. EUA, 2020
    • Selección Oficial. Final Girls Film Fest. Alemania, 2020
    • Mejor Largometraje Iberoamericano. Fantaspoa. Brasil, 2020
    • Mejor Director Iberoamericano. Fantaspoa. Brasil, 2020
    • Mejor Guión Iberoamericano. Fantaspoa. Brasil, 2020
    • Mejor Actriz (para Valeria Giorcelli) Fantaspoa. Brasil, 2020
    • Selección Oficial. Febiofest. República Checa, 2020
  • SINOPSE

    Jesus e Maria José são irmãos que vivem na casa do pai, recentemente falecido. Essa rotina é interrompida pela chegada de Magdalena, sua meia-irmã paterna. Depois de muitos anos sem estar com seus irmãos, ela vem da Espanha para reclamar sua parte na casa herdada de seu pai. No entanto, os irmãos, que não querem vendê-la, passam a fazer brincadeiras perversas com ela, em que fica difícil distinguir quem está com a pedra, quem está com o papel e quem está com a tesoura.

    FICHA TÉCNICA

    Título original: Piedra, papel, tijera
    Título internacional: Rock, paper, scissors
    Idioma original: Español
    Escrita y dirigida: Macarena García Lenzi y Martín Blousson
    Adaptación de la pieza teatral de Macarena García Lenzi
    Producido por: Valentín Diment, Vanesa Pagani 

    Montaje: Martín Blousson
    Direção de arte: Fabián Harsany
    Direção de fotografia: Nicolás Colledani
    Figurino: Laura Ohman e María José Paulucci
    Make-up e FX: Constanza Pugliese, Simón Ratziel
    FX: Piromanía FX / KATO Stunt Group
    VFX: Alejandro Soler
    Design de som: Sebastián González (ASA)
    Música: Emilio Haro y Gabriel Barredo
    Assistente de direção: Sebastián Cortés
    Direção de Pós-produção: Hernán Virués
    Direção de produção: Mara Raicevic
    Pós-produção de som: El Cono del Silencio
    Elenco: Valeria Giorcelli, Agustina Cerviño and Pablo Sigal. Screenwriter: Macarena García Lenzi with collaboration by Martín Blousson.
    Uma produção de Películas V

    FESTIVAIS E PRÊMIOS
    • Premiere Mundial. Frightfest. Reino Unido, 2019
    • Premiere Norte-americana. Fantastic Fest. EUA, 2019
    • Seleção Oficial. Nocturna Madrid FF. España, 2019
    • Seleção Oficial. Brooklyn Horror Fest. USA, 2019
    • Seleção Oficial. Mórbido Fest. México, 2019
    • Seleção Oficial. Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre. Argentina, 2019
    • Seleção Oficial. Panic Fest. EUA, 2020
    • Seleção Oficial. Final Girls Film Fest. Alemanha, 2020
    • Melhor Longa-metragem Ibero-americano. Fantaspoa. Brasil, 2020
    • Melhor Diretor Ibero-americano. Fantaspoa. Brasil, 2020
    • Melhor Roteiro Ibero-americano. Fantaspoa. Brasil, 2020
    • Melhor Atriz (para Valeria Giorcelli) Fantaspoa. Brasil, 2020
    • Seleção Oficial. Febiofest. República Checa, 2020

Screening

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Reviews

  • MORBIDLY BEAUTIFUL
    “Tense and wonderfully unusual…it keeps you firmly planted on the edge of your seat, until the subtle hints of madness unravel into an explosively satisfying ending in this deadly game of Rock, Paper, and Scissors.”
    [Full Review]
     
  • Erin Grant. FEAR FOREVER
    “A superb character study and an immersive film…ROCK PAPER AND SCISSORS is extremely unique in a lot of ways.” [Full Review]
     
  • Adrienne Clark. NIGHTMARISH CONJURINGS
    “Like if MISERY and FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC gave birth to a Yorgos Lanthimos-directed WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE…a delightfully strange dive into one family’s personal TWILIGHT ZONE. Hop on the ride.” [Full Review]
     
  • Phil Wheat. NERDLY
    “The Wizard of OZ has never, NEVER, been so terrifying!” [Full review]
     
  • Oriol Hernández. TERRORWEEKEND
    “It’s a thriller that makes you impossible to look away, a sequence of events that makes you feel uncomfortable but fascinated by characters with tremendous layers of complexity…” [Full Review in Spanish]
     
  • Kat Hughes. THN
    “The film veers from quiet and creepy to loud and brash, keeping the audience on their toes.” [Full Review]
     
  • Paul Chapinal. FILM-NEWS (UK)
    “There’s little in the way of violence but this is about suspense and mood which is consistently downbeat and twistedly comic. The grungy setting and off-kilter soundtrack are effective foils for the splendid cast.” [Full Review]
     
  • FANTASTICFEST PROGRAM
    “Directors Macarena García Lenzi and Martín Blousson channel the high-camp hijinx of classic genre films like WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? to create a gory black comedy that sets itself apart with stunning performances, offbeat and razor-sharp humor, as well as a hysterical attitude toward violence.

    Set almost entirely within the house of the trio’s recently deceased father, ROCK, PAPER, AND SCISSORS sees the three engage in emotional, mental, and physical warfare that will leave permanent scars. With visual cues constantly influenced by popular culture, including an unrelenting obsession with Oz, this Argentinian chamber piece lures you in from its first minute and keeps you laughing and squirming until its gore-soaked end.

    Produced by genre stalwart Javier Diment, ROCK, PAPER, AND SCISSORS is the sort of directorial debut that genre lovers pray for, as sharp as a fang and as mean as a wolf.” [Full Review]
     

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