THE INVASION OF THE PLASTIC BAGS

A INVASÃO DOS SACOS PLASTICOS

By Juliana REIS

ESCREVENDO & FILMES - as PROD

Romance - Development 2014

What happens when 100% cotton meets H.D.P.E. 2?
It could be the culture clash of the season, or an “elastic” contemporary chronic, full of art and love, in a fairy tale Sci-fi landscape where plastic bags are everywhere, invading the planet and threatening mankind.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Romance, Science-fiction, Fantasy
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Juliana REIS
    • Writer(s)
    • Juliana REIS
    • Synopsis
    • Pollyanna is a candid yet troubled young woman with a timeless sense of life. She is struggling to survive in New York without marketable skills or hot connections. Only love keeps her in place.
      Again in all time low in her life, after another fight with another boyfriend, Pollyanna wanders, in the middle of the street, all surrounded by her stuff, with no home, no job, no money… no love.
      And she will come across the (new) love of her life, Paul Vincent Cooper, but won’t realize that, since he comes dressed like the cover model of trendy magazines and spills her ketchup all over her lovely, 100% cotton, old fashioned dress she loves so much instead of showering her with flowers. But she agrees not to sue him once he gives her a
      compensatory 20-dollar bill, for dry cleaning.
      They follow opposite paths only to meet again not much later. Known in her fantasy as Dr. PVC – Paul is the boss at a latex, plastic, and rubber apparel and accessories store who is offering the job she is applying for.
      You couldn’t possibly find a more unlikely job for Pollyanna. Her ever-increasing obsession: plastic bags, which seem to proliferate at an amazing pace in post-industrial societies. Pollyanna collects terrifying data about it, and dreams the
      scariest nightmares. She even visits a Bio-Neurotics Anonymous meeting and shares her belief that plastic bags are alien life forms about to conquer our planet.
      And, as for Paul, one could hardly find a worst match than Pollyanna. She’d been globetrotting, trying her best to find love. She is dreamy, unsure of most things and does bizarre artifacts with those plastic bags she hates so much. He is this
      quintessential contemporary workaholic, a polymath who loves polymers, a man of the sharpest gestures and the clearest ideas. And not only does he offer her the job but also finds her a place to stay: right in his warehouse - the plastic
      bags invaders’ breeding ground.
      From that point on, Pollyanna and Paul do their best not to fall for each other. But they do. No matter what Pollyanna’s old boyfriend Bill tries to do. Firmly stuck in the perverse-polymorph phase, Bill, a curious blend of Kung-Fu fighter
      and sex machine, who is not used to taking “no” for an answer and does everything to the sensual soundtrack beats of hardcore rap, finally manages to get Pollyanna fired. That job wasn’t for her anyway, but whoever said Paul Vincent
      wasn’t for Pollyanna should think twice.
      Hard to believe, but there are just women in Pollyanna’s future, according to all the psychic advisers she consulted. “Your deck looks more like a girl's club. There is no place for guys down there… Many times the same, all different, those
      women…” She will eventually realize that. And those horrible little plastic bags, become a healing source when a friend, Miranda, her sort of sophisticated mother figure placebo, brings her awareness: all along, Pollyanna’s been manipulating them into living creatures to exorcise those
      synthetic demons into art.
      Miranda gets a chance to show Pollyanna’s work at an art gallery.
      At the end, Pollyanna finds balance, a space for her to live and exist on her own. She loves the polymer guy and he loves her; and she does succeed giving herself a shape working with her most feared matter. The culture clash resolved with love and art.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Apr 01, 2014
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