As regional character disappears and corporate culture homogenizes our surroundings, it’s increasingly hard to tell where you are. In CHAIN, actual malls, theme parks, hotels and corporate centers worldwide are joined into a monolithic “superlandscape” that shapes and circumscribes the lives of two women. One is a businesswoman researching the international theme park industry for her home company. The other is a young drifter, illegally living and working on the fringes of a shopping mall.
Awards: Independent Spirit Award presented by the Independent Feature Project (2005); Prix LéoScheer Award, BelfortEntrevues Film Festival (2004); Variety Critics’ Choice: “10 most promising films of the year” from North and South America — Variety Critics’ Choice, Montreal Film Festival (2004)