Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes)


The Kubrick at Central Grade School Sat, Aug 1, 2015 12:00 PM
State Theatre Sun, Aug 2, 2015 9:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2014
Runtime:122 min.
Production Country:Spain
Original Language:Spanish
Web Site:http://sonyclassics.com/wildtales/
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Ricardo Darin
Oscar Martinez
Leonardo Sbaraglia
Erica Rivas
Rita Cortese
Julieta Zylberberg
Director:Damian Szifron
Produced by:Hugo Sigman
Pedro Almodóvar
Agustín Almodóvar
Esther García
Matías Mosteirín
Screenwriter:Damian Szifron
Cinematography:Javier Julia
Editing By:Damian Szifron
Pablo Barbieri
Music By:Gustavo Santaolalla


For pure viewing pleasure, “Wild Tales” will be hard to beat at this festival, or anywhere else, for that matter—assuming you can take a little bit of profanity and violence with your revenge stories. A master of black comedy, Argentinian writer-director Damián Szifrón gives us a bitingly hilarious anthology of six equally stylish and devilishly clever tales about human behavior in extreme situations. It’s the Coen Brothers meets Tarantino meets Almodovar, in short form, united by a theme of vengeance—the kind that explodes in spectacular bursts after a put-upon soul is messed with one too many times. Showcasing perfectly pitched performances and bleak humor derived from daily frustrations we all can relate to, Szifrón’s imaginative shorts build to a crescendo of madness from which no one escapes unscathed.