Archive of films Wild Tales / Relatos salvajes

Argentina / Spain
2014, 122 min

Section: Official Selection - Out of Competition
Year: 2014

An audience favorite at this year’s Cannes festival co-produced by the Almodóvar brothers is a dark fairytale comedy featuring six kinds of revenge. Subversive humor and surprising resolutions connect uniquely constructed segments that explore the radical transformation of civilized citizens into rabid, unpredictable creatures.


Synopsis

A demolition engineer, a cook and a waitress in a godforsaken roadside diner, a nonchalant businessman in hostile country, a pair of newlyweds at a posh wedding, and a millionaire enjoying amicable relations with both his family and his employees … Meet the protagonists of six stories by writer and director Damián Szifrón, normal people with lives just like ours. But only until an ordinary situation – the kind of slight injustice that millions of people the world over have to face on a daily basis – yanks the conformist mask of normality from their faces. Nerves become frayed and boundaries of decent behaviour are overstepped with the speed of a rabid animal. Co-produced by the Almodóvar brothers and an audience favourite at this year’s Cannes festival, this black comedy compilation describes six kinds of revenge, along with resolutions that arguably defy all reason. But let’s get real: losing control can be so liberating.

About the director

Damián Szifrón (b. Ramos Mejía, Buenos Aires, Argentina) earned a degree in film studies from Universidad del Cine in the Argentine capital. In the years 2002-2003 he produced, wrote and directed two seasons of the award-winning series "Pretenders” ("Los simuladores”) which was later bought by Sony International, who produced versions for Mexican, Chilean, Russian and Spanish audiences. His debut The Bottom of the Sea (El fondo del mar) won various awards, including Best Latin American Film and the FIPRESCI Prize at Argentina’s Mar del Plata festival, and a Special Mention at San Sebastian. In 2005 he wrote and directed the cop comedy On Probation (Tiempo de valientes). A year later he created and directed the series "Hermanos & Detectives,” which was adapted for audiences in Spain, Mexico, Chile, Italy, Turkey and Russia.

Contacts

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Official Selection - Out of Competition
   
Director: Damián Szifrón
Screenplay: Damián Szifrón
Dir. of Photography: Javier Juliá
Music: Gustavo Santaolalla
Editor: Damián Szifrón, Pablo Barbieri
Producer: Hugo Sigman, Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García, Matías Mosteirín
Production: Kramer & Sigman Films, El deseo
Cast: Ricardo Darín, Oscar Martínez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg, Darío Grandinetti
Contact: Film Factory Entertainment, Aerofilms
Distributor: Aerofilms

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