Directed by Juan Pablo Buscarini
110 min | 2014 | Argentina | Not Rated
Presented in English
Recommended for Ages 8+
To celebrate his tenth birthday, Ivan Drago’s parents take him to an amusement park where he tries his hand at one of the games. Though he doesn’t win, Ivan is given a comic book as a consolation prize. The comic contains an advertisement for a “games makers” competition sponsored by a mysterious corporation. Creating games captures Ivan’s imagination. Against his father’s wishes, he enters the competition and wins. Shortly afterward, his parents disappear in a ballooning accident. Believing them to still be alive, Ivan embarks on a dark, adventure-filled quest to find them, a journey that leads him to learn about his family’s past and to meet the head of the mysterious corporation that sponsored the competition: the evil “games maker” Morodian.
Featuring an engaging story and fantastical atmosphere, The Games Maker is a gripping adventure about a young boy pursuing his dreams and saving his family.
– Description courtesy Sundance Institute.
Official Selection: 2015 Sundance Film Festival