April 2015

Marshland

SPAIN  105min  Drama  Rated R

Set in 1980 in the wetlands of Rio Guadalquivir in southern Spain, MARSHLAND has a palpable sense of heavy unease. Two teenage girls have disappeared, and two Madrid policemen arrive to investigate – Juan (Javier Gutierrez, winner of the Best Actor Goya) and Pedro (Raul Arévalo). Yet suspicion and hostility from the townspeople, including the victims’ own parents, greet them. Ensnarled in upsetting discoveries and clues that only deepen the confusion and mystery, MARSHLAND explores more than a potential murder – it upends the fearsome heart of a conservative faction of Spain still traumatized by the harsh light of post-Franco liberalism.

Winner of 10 Goya Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor


Wild Tales

ARGENTINA  115min  Drama/Comedy  Rated R

Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover’s betrayal, a return to a repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control.

Academy Award Nominee “Tales of Apocalyptic Revenge. The Year’s Most Fearlessly Funny Film” Richard Corliss, Time Magazine