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Original name: Rojo
English name: Rojo
Year: 2018
Run time: 109’
Language: Spanish
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, France, Switzerland
Director: Benjamin Naishtat
Producer: Barbara Sarasola-Day, Federico Eibuszyc
Cast:  Dario Grandinetti, Andrea Frigerio, Alfredo Castro
Screenplay: Benjamin Naishtat
Cinematographer: Pedro Sotero
Editor: Andrés Quaranta
Sound Designer: Fernando Ribero, Simon Apostolou, Pedro Sá Earp
Music Composer: Vincent van Warmerdam
Costume Designer: Jam Montini
Production Designer: Julieta Dolinsky
Production Company: Pucará Cine
World Sales: Luxbox
World Sales Phone: +33 171.37.99.34
World Sales Email: info@luxboxfilms.com

Festival:

  • Toronto IFF 2018
  • San Sebastian IFF 2018
  • Rotterdam IFF 2018
  • CPH:PIX 2018
  • Viennale IFF 2018
  • Haifa IFF 2018

Selected Filmography:

  • Historia del Mal (Short) 2010
  • El Juego (Short) 2010
  • Colecciones (Short) 2013
  • Historia del Miedo 2014
  • El Movimiento 2016

Director's Biography:

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.

Synopsis

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.

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