Location: Rubenstein Arts Center Film Theater
(Benjamín Naishtat, 2018, 109 min, Argentina, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Color, DCP)
—Introduced by Mellon Visiting Professor Sebastián Carassai (CLACS)
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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Sponsor: UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Co-Sponsors: Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Duke Cinematic Arts