Maquinaria Panamericana (en)

Maquinaria Panamericana

Chosen in: 

International title: 

Panamerican Machinery

Original version: 



Joaquín del Paso


  • Mexico




90 min


Joaquín del Paso, Lucy Pawlak


Raúl Barreras

Director of photography: 

Fredrik Olsson


Ramiro Orozco (Ignacio), Delfino Lopez (Delfino), Javier Zaragoza (Jesus Carlos), Cesar Panini (Goldenboy), Edmundo Mosqueira (Celestino), Cecilia García (Juanita), Irene Ramirez (Soledad), Regina Dupacci (Arancha).

Synopsis : 

It’s Friday morning at Panamerican Machinery Inc., a company specialising in machines for construction and destruction. The employees are already winding down for the weekend, when an unexpected turn of events shakes their monotony. Don Alejandro, the boss, lies dead. The discovery changes everything – the company is bankrupt, the elderly workforce have no prospects of employment elsewhere and no hope for any retirement funds. In a state of confusion, fear and grief they agree to lock themselves in their workplace.

Director's biography: 

He was born in Mexico City. After studying at the Contemporary Music Academy in Mexico city, he completed courses in Film Directing and Scriptwriting at the International Film School in Cuba (EICTV). Afterwards he moved to Poland to study at the Polish National Film School in Lodz, from which he graduated with a Master in Arts degree.


Maquinaria Panamericana - LM / feature - post-producción / postproduction
2014- Siamese - Cortometraje / court-métrage / short
2012 - Dream of San Juan - documental / documentaire / documentary
2011 - Moskwa - Cortometraje / court-métrage / short
2010 - The absolute truth of Thomas Shviefel - Cortometraje / court-métrage / short