Argentina during the mid 1970s: a wave of unprecedented political violence begins to unfold. Dario, a fifty-year-old well-known lawyer, is leading a placid life with his family. Until one evening, when Dario gets into an argument with a stranger. In the confusion of the ensuing fight the man pulls a gun and shoots himself in the head but does not die. Dario, instead of reaching for help, decides to abandon the still living stranger in the nearby desert. As time passes, he realizes that his secret is only one in many.
- Silver Shell for Best Director, Silver Shell for Best Actor, Jury Prize for Cinematography - San Sebastián IFF
- Toronto International Film Festival 2018
- Luxembourg City Film Festival 2019
- Marrakech International Film Festival 2018
- Karlovy Vary 2019
- International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019
- San Sebastián Festival 2018
- Göteborg Film Festival 2019
- New Horizons International Film Festival 2019
- Istanbul Film Festival 2019
- Haifa International Film Festival 2018
- Viennale 2018
- San Francisco International Film Festival 2019
- Dario Grandinetti
- Andrea Frigerio
- Alfredo Castro
- Benjamin Naishtat
- Pedro Sotero
- Andrés Quaranta
- Vincent Van Warmerdam
- PUCARA CINE
- ECCE FILMS
- DESVIA PRODUçõES
- VIKING FILM
- SUTOR KOLONKO
- BORD CADRE FILMS
Rojo is a witheringly provocative examination of temporary moral eclipse becoming permanent moral apocalypse.
Its accessibility... could turn this into Naishtat's most widely seen work to date and help consolidate his reputation as an exciting new voice in Argentinean cinema.
I was given an 8mm camera at age 11, and I would make shorts with friends from school, crazy horror or action films or very bad animations.
Benjamin Naishtat was born in Buenos Aires in 1986, where he lives and works. He conducted grade studies at Universidad del Cine (Argentina) in Buenos Aires, followed by a two year contemporary arts program in Le Fresnoy (France). He has done both fiction shortfilms such as THE GAME (which premiered at Cannes Cinéfondation in 2010 and won Best Short at Bafici) and experimental works such as HISTORY OF EVIL (which played in Rotterdam in 2011 and went on to a circuit of galleries and art shows). His debut feature HISTORY OF FEAR (2014) opened at Berlinale´s Official Competition and won main awards at Jeonju, San Francisco and Wroclaw New Horizons. It also played in over 40 international festivals including New Director’s New Films, Indie Lisboa, London BFI, Rio IFF, Karlovy Vary and Tolouse. It had a theatrical release in six countries. EL MOVIMIENTO, his second feature, screened at the Locarno Film Festival in 2015.