Spanish Film Festival

Rojo

Critically lauded from San Sebastián to Toronto Film Festivals, this superbly sinister and stylish thriller lays bare the complacency and corruption of pre-coup Argentina, as it grips audiences with intrigue from the first chilling scenes all the way through to its provocative ending.

Argentinian screen heavyweight Dario Grandinetti (Julieta 2016, Wild Tales, Closing Night SFF15) stars as Claudio, a well-known lawyer and pillar of his community in the Granada of 1975, where the unease of the impending coup d’état is already hanging heavy in the air. After a heated altercation with a menacing man at a restaurant, Claudio and his wife Susana will meet the same stranger on their way home; an encounter that starts the lawyer out on an unthinkable road of no-return littered with death, secrets and silences. The assemblage of deceptive appearances and fatal disappearances that follow are perfectly imbued with a deep sense of paranoia to result in a chilling exploration of a country that has lost its moral compass in the midst of social upheaval.

"AN EXPLORATION OF A COUNTRY THAT HAS LOST ITS MORAL COMPASS."  Screendaily

WINNER  Jury Prize, Best Cinematography, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2018

DIRECTOR
Benjamin Naishtat
CAST
Dario Grandinetti, Andrea Frigerio, Alfredo Castro
2018 | 109 MIN | ARGENTINA, BELGIUM, BRAZIL, GERMANY | THRILLER
Spanish with English subtitles

BYRON BAY
PALACE BYRON BAY
Sunday 19, May 8:50 PM

Event starts
Sunday 19 May, 2019
Event Ends
Sunday 19 May, 2019
Venue
Palace Byron Bay
Venue Address
108-110 Jonson St
Location

New South Wales, Byron Bay

Website
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Category
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