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.
Original title: Rojo English title: Rojo Countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, France, Switzerland Language: Spanish Production year: 2018 Length: 109'
Dario Grandinetti, Andrea Frigerio, Alfredo Castro
Director: Benjamin Naishtat Screenwriter: Benjamin Naishtat DOP: Pedro Sotero Editor: Andrés Quaranta Music: Vincent van Warmerdam Producers: Barbara Sarasola-Day, Federico Eibuszyc Co-producers: Emmanuel Chaumet, Rachel Ellis, Marleen Slot, Ingmar Trost Production Company: Pucará Cine Co-production companies: Sutor Kolonko, Viking Film, Desvia and Ecce Films World sales: Luxbox
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Toronto International Film Festival - Platform Competition
San Sebastian Film Festival - International Competition
Athens Film Festival - Festivals Darlings
Bordeaux International Film Festival - International Competition
CPH:PIX Film Festival
Haifa Film Festival
Born in 1986 in Buenos Aires, Benjamin Naishtat started studying cinema at Buenos Aires University and pursued his studies at le Fresnoy – National Contemporary Art Studio, in France. His work includes fictions: El Juego (short-film, 2010) selected at Cannes Cinefondation - as well as experimental works: Historia del mal (2011), screened in Rotterdam and in several international exhibitions. His first feature film, Historia del miedo was in Competition in Berlin in 2014.
2015, El Movimiento – Locarno, Cineasti del presente
2014, Historia del Miedo (Histoire de la Peur) – Berlinale Competition
2013, Colecciones (Short)
2010, Historia del Mal (Short)
2010, El Juego (Short)
2009, Historias Breves 5
2008, Historias Breves V: Estabamos bien (Short)