this eerie period think-piece captures the darkness of mid-Seventies Argentina

(15 cert, 109 min)

Dir: Benjamin Naishtat

Cast: Darío Grandinetti, Andrea Frigerio, Alfredo Castro, Diego Cremonesi, Laura Grandinetti, Susuana Pampin, Claudio Martinez Bel, Rudy Chenicoff, Mara Bestelli, Rafael Federman

Argentina saw a solar eclipse in November 1975, an event suggestively captured in the middle of Benjamin Naishtat’s eerie period think-piece, Rojo. Daytrippers to the beach don the usual cardboard eyewear – all, that is, but the main character, a squinting lawyer called Claudio – while the sky and landscape around them turn blood red. Moments later, the moon has passed over, and ball games carry on as if nothing just happened. 

The country was soon to enter a state of more permanent…

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