Doors open 7.00pm, refreshments available. Programme starts at 7.45pm.
Director Damian Szifron
Starring Ricardo Darín, Oscar Martínez, Leonardo Sbaraglia
Entrance to this film is free for members of Chester Film Society.
A series of vignettes – absurdly taut, funny and emotionally charged all with the common theme of revenge. Opening in an isolated late night diner where a waitress realises that the boorish customer she is serving is the man who ruined her life, revenge is best served cold. At a lavish wedding celebration the bride discovers her new husband has been unfaithful, how to overcome the tremendous loss of face? On an empty stretch of desert road a yuppie and an aged truck driver engage in increasingly funny and extreme road games to what end? An under pressure executive is brought to an explosive solution as he is pushed too far by the municipal parking authorities.
What the Critics say…
A delicious chocolate box of nastiness. Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Preceded by Chester Animation Festival entries 2016:
A wild horse meets a boy coming from the Paleolithic. A bond of curiosity will grow between them, but old fears, inherited for millennia, will awaken too.
Inspired by the UNESCO World Heritage paleolithic engravings of Vale do Côa (Portugal) and Siega Verde (Spain), the most important outdoor collection of artistic works of that age.
The backgrounds are real and the animations are integrated with the style of the original engravings. This work does not have any dialog, and the narration develops through gesture and orchestral music, performed by the Kiev Symphonic Orchestra.
Abbas Jalali Yekta, Mohammad Hossein Azam Pour
Mr Violet lives on a mug in a busy cafe. His life is boring and full of loneliness, till the time when the presence of a girl on another mug changes his life.
A funny and clever film beautifully combining real life with expressive animation.