“The undeniable pleasure of losing control.”
Damián Szifron’s brief description of the underlying ethos behind Wild Tales’ irrefutable catharsis perfectly demonstrates the mellifluous nature of his tonally dichotomous anthology.
While chaos rules through impassioned response, Javier Julia’s impeccable use of the frame subtly restrains the emotional excess from ever breaching the illusory distance put into place by Szifron’s light critique of the “capitalist cage”.
Despite Wild Tales’ potent sociopolitical observations, Szifron maintains a flawless fluency throughout, steadily utilising the driving force of the tales’ immaculate composition to fund its frustration with social convention, and not the other way around.
Damián Szifron’s deranged satire excels at every opportunity.
CAST: Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa
DIRECTOR: Damián Szifrón
WRITER: Damián Szifrón
SYNOPSIS: Six short stories following people in distress.