Rojo

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    Rojo

    Directed by

    Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, France, Switzerland

    2018

    109 min

    • Spanish

    Thriller

    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.

    Awards

    • Silver Shell for Best Director, Silver Shell for Best Actor, Jury Prize for Cinematography - San Sebastián IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Dario Grandinetti
    Andrea Frigerio
    Alfredo Castro
    Screenplay
    Benjamin Naishtat
    Cinematography
    Pedro Sotero
    Editing
    Andrés Quaranta
    Music
    Vincent Van Warmerdam
    Sales
    LUXBOX
    Production
    PUCARA CINE
    Production
    ECCE FILMS
    Production
    DESVIA PRODUçõES
    Production
    VIKING FILM
    Production
    SUTOR KOLONKO
    Production
    BORD CADRE FILMS

    Press

    Rojo is a witheringly provocative examination of temporary moral eclipse becoming permanent moral apocalypse.

    Jessica Kiang, Variety

    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.

    Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

    Benjamín Naishtat

    Benjamín Naishtat

    Argentina

    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.

    Selected Filmography