The Planters

(orig. The Planters)

  • The Planters

German PremiereUnited States 2019Language:EnglishDirector:Hannah Leder, Alexandra KotcheffWriter:Hannah Leder, Alexandra KotcheffCinematographer:Hannah Leder, Alexandra KotcheffEditor:Pinky BagginsMusic:Thomas KotcheffWith:Hannah Leder, Alexandra Kotcheff, Phil Parolisi, Pepe SernaProducer:Hannah Leder, Alexandra Kotcheff, Jacqueline BeiroProduction Company:Fire Tiger FilmsDistributor:Hannah Leder, Alexandra Kotcheff78 min, Colour

“It is very human to feel lonely. Sometimes it helps to simply laugh”, so the two directors. Martha does not laugh. Lonely, she lives on the edge of the Californian desert. As telemarketer she is a failure. She also hides objects for geocaching; At least this second job does not require her to talk.  Sadie has multiple personalities but no home after the clinic’s closure. Martha lets her stay overnight and Sadie returns the favour with multiple friendships, visions of Jesus in a cookie tin, and motivation for the telemarketing job. Then Richard, also not greatly interested in the real world, blunders into their wonderfully absurd friendship, and suddenly their life takes some unexpected turns.

Director's Biography:Alexandra Kotcheff and Hannah Leder, both born in L.A. in 1986, have known each other since the age of 8. Kotcheff played her first part in THE SHOOTER (1995) directed by her father, Leder acted for the first time in THE PEACEMAKER (1996) directed by her mother Mimi Leder. They worked together for the first time at the age of 12.