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ROJO (2018)

Fiction | 109 Min | Benjamin Naishtat | Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, France, Switzerland
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Film Info

  • Director: Benjamin Naishtat
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, France, Switzerland
  • Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Film Showtimes

Show Date

  • 2019-04-11

Show times

  • 6:30PM

Show Date

  • 2019-04-12

Show times

  • 4:45PM

Film Story

In the mid-seventies, a strange man arrives in a quiet provincial city. In a restaurant, without any apparent reason, he starts insulting Claudio, a renowned lawyer. The community supports the lawyer and the stranger is humiliated and thrown out of the place. Later that night the stranger, who is determined to wreak a terrible vengeance, intercepts Claudio and his wife Susana. The lawyer then takes a path of no return involving death, secrets and silences.

Festivals & Awards

San Sebastián International Film Festival: Winner, Best Cinematography; Winner, Best Director (Benjamín Naishtat); Winner, Best Actor (Darío Grandinetti); Official Selection, Best Film

Janela do Recife International Film Festival: Winner, Best Sound

Official Selection: Göteborg Film Festival; 40th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema of Havana; Luxembourg City Film Festival; Miami Film Festival; Rotterdam International Film Festival; Toronto International Film Festival

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ROJO

Fiction

Film Director

Benjamín Naishtat was born in 1986 in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina. He studied at the Universidad del Cine. A writer and director, his feature film debut, Historia de Miedo world premiered in 2015 at Berlinale’s Official Competition, playing in more than 30 film festivals afterwards including San Sebastián, BAFICI, MoMA’s New Directors/New Films, San Francisco (New Director’s Awards) and Wroclaw New Horizons (FIPRESCI award). El Movimiento, his second feature film, premiered at Locarno Film Festival 2015 and went on to win the Jury’s Special Prize in Valdivia Film Festival, Best Film at the Competition fo the Mar del Plata International Film Festival, and was the Opening Film at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Cinema Tropical New Latin American 2016. Rojo is his third feature.

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