Indie Trailer Sunday: Brilliant Argentinian Anthology Film 'Wild Tales'
by Alex Billington
August 31, 2014
"Business or pleasure?" I just saw this film at the Telluride Film Festival and it was outstanding, worthy of being highlighted above and beyond the trailer, but I'll start with this since not that many people (outside of South America) have heard about the film yet. Wild Tales is a feature made up of six separate stories, an anthology film made by one director that focuses on the ridiculousness of modern society, and how it causes some people to snap. Each one is hilarious, each one is brilliantly conceived, each one has real characters and situations, and I loved every second of it. It's dark, violent, crude, but incredibly funny, extremely smart and reflective, and a worthwhile cinematic experience. Especially if you want to laugh your ass off. Enjoy!
Watch the official trailer for Damián Szifrón's Wild Tales, with English subtitles, direct from Vimeo:
"A story about love, deception, the return of the past, a tragedy, or even the violence contained in an everyday detail, appear themselves to push them towards the abyss, into the undeniable pleasure of losing control." Damián Szifrón's Wild Tales is made up of six separate stories. The drive for success, vertigo, competition and the inequality of the world we live in causes many people to be stressed out or depressed. Some burst. This is a film about them. Written and directed by Argentinian filmmaker Damián Szifrón, the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and is also playing at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals. Sony Pictures Classics will release Wild Tales, but they still haven't set a US release date yet. Interested?
Reader Feedback - 4 Comments
Looks so good! First I was like this going to be a harrowing drama, then I was like, DAMN! this is going to be hilarious.
DAVIDPD on Aug 31, 2014
It's entertaining though a bit uneven in quality. It could use some polishing up but I still enjoyed it.
Norbert on Sep 1, 2014
cinematography looks great!
cg on Sep 1, 2014
Hello, I'm argentine. I saw this film last month and I must admit that is one of the best films I've seen. It's hilarious, violent, original and, in some cases, realistic. The film is about six short-stories related to the violence of the humans: The short stories are about: a curious encounter of a plane's passengers a waitress who doesn't know how avenge the man who destroy her family (and must take advantage of the situation of that man is one of her customers) the fight-to-death between two men on a desertic highway a guy who is fed up with towing service a father who tries to hide his son's crime the strangest retaliation on a wedding.
Laut Fuentes on Oct 10, 2014
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