A lack of equality and the demands of the world we live in cause many people stress and, sometimes, depression. Some of these people, however, will blow up. This new dark, funny, twisted and compelling film from Argentina called “Wild Tales” is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of “Wild Tales” cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover’s betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control.
“Wild Tales” (“Relatos Salvajes” in the original Spanish title), a black dramedy from Argentina written and directed by Damián Szifrón and produced by Pedro Almodovar has broken box office records in its home country and played to audience and media acclaim at the Cannes, Telluride, Toronto, San Sebastian and London film festivals. It has also been selected by Argentina as their entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.
“Tales” stars an ensemble cast which includes Ricardo Darín, Óscar Martínez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Érica Rivas, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg and Darío Grandinetti. “Tales” was co-produced by Agustín Almodóvar as well. The film’s musical score was composed by Gustavo Santaolalla.
(In Spanish with English subtitles); 114 minutes.
Written and Directed by Damiàn Szifrón
Release: February 2015