(You’ll Make It In) Florida

Phil Chernyak

IndieLisboa 2020 •

United States, Fiction, 2019, 20′

How perfect can a magic car trip through the wonders of the state of Florida be? Acid irony, guided by the pits of Chernyak’s youth memory, where Disney’s sweetness meets vintage TV series such as Benji or Flipper.

A possible treasure buried in a fictional attic, among other video tapes, that celebrates nothing but the power of cinema to transport us, with a sarcastic smile on its lips. Partly a Disney ride, partly a musical homage to the American state, the neurotic reality of adult life holds hands (and offers an orange juice) with the blindest optimism. For a vacation, or a sabbatical, the easy living is in Florida. (Ana Cabral Martins)