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Rojo (Benjamín Naishtat, 2018) | NC Latin American Film Festival

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Thursday, October 06, 2022
7:00 pm
Introduced by Mellon Visiting Professor Sebastián Carassai
NC Latin American Film Festival

2022 North Carolina Latin American Film Festival screening:

(Benjamín Naishtat, 2018, 109 min, Argentina, Spanish w/ English subtitles, DCP)

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.

"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." - Allan Hunter, Screen International

"'Rojo' uses both familiarity and distanciation to depict a society that never appears that different from the world we know, a mystery thriller of sorts that's both about its moment, and disturbingly timeless." - Jonathan Romney, Film Comment

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Sponsored by the UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Duke Cinematic Arts.

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Contact: Hank Okazaki