This screening will be introduced by Dr Carmen Herrero, Manchester Metropolitan University. This talk will be BSL interpreted.
The well-deserving winner of Best Director, Actor and Best Cinematography at San Sebastian International Film Festival 2018, this hugely stylish and atmospheric psychological thriller takes place in mid seventies Argentina. The hypnotic drama follows Claudio, a successful lawyer in a quiet provincial city, whose picture-perfect life begins to unravel when a disturbing encounter with a stranger turns violent. In unique style the film recreates the mounting tension and violence leading up to the 1975 military coup, with more or less oblique references to the politics of the time, but mainly focuses on the personal corruption of individuals just trying to lead their lives. Enjoy the fantastic central performance from Grandinetti, plus Castro as a superbly creepy Colombo-esque detective!