Rojo

Director

Benjamin Naishtat

Showtimes

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 7:00pm
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 7:00pm

Cast

Claudio Martínez Bel, Mara Bestelli, Alfredo Castro


Special Notes

w/ post-screening discussion on Tuesday, October 8


Release year/country

2019 Argentina

Format

DCP

Runtime

1 hr 49 mins

Series


image from the film ROJO

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.

“Deceptive appearances and fatal disappearances convey the rotten heart of 1970s Argentina in Rojo. Writer/director Benjamin Naishtat’s subtle, twisting, state-of-the-nation drama works effectively as a noir-like thriller, and as an exploration of a country that has lost its moral compass.” (Screen Daily)

Ithaca College professors Camilo Malagón (Modern Languages & Literatures) and Jonathan Ablard (History, co-director of Latin American Studies at IC) will introduce the film and lead an informal post-screening Q & A on Tuesday, October 8.

website: distribfilmsus.com/our-movies/rojo

Trailer