El Planeta Film Companion


Premiering in 2021, artist and filmmaker Amalia Ulman’s debut feature film, El Planeta, is a dark comedy shot in her hometown of Gijón in Asturias, Spain. Set just after the devastation of the last financial crisis, the film explores the trials of contemporary poverty, female desire, and the complicated filial relationships between mothers and daughters, about to get evicted. This book documents the time spent in Gijón, including essays, interviews and a pull-out poster by Leomi Leon Sadler & Min Ji Son.

Contributions by:

Fiona Alison Duncan
Dean Kissick
Rob Kulisek
Alice Neale
Leomi Leon Sadler
Min Ji Son
Natasha Stagg
Ale Ulman
Amalia Ulman
Bruno Zhu

Design and additional content by Ilia Ovechkin

Published by Arcadia Missa, with support from Christoph Szalay, Forum Stadtpark and its funding bodies.


60 pages
19 × 24 cm
7.5 × 9.5 in
Staple bound, four colour offset
Individually wrapped in biodegradable film
Printed in Belgium

In stock