Disquietingly tense mood of violence & death makes me think it's natural that characters are brutally killed after one second and story continues as if nothing had happened. Dreadfully solid cinematography, Jonathan Da Rosa's face filled with soundless anger, superb direction of fear. Benjamin Naishtat becomes one of my favorite director. Terrific masterpiece.
Enigmatic yet arresting feature debut from Naishtat that is more about establishing a feeling of dread than providing a tangible story. Gated communities come under the scope here bringing to mind better films like 'La Zona'. Fair calling card that bodes well.
Beautiful film. It depicts several sides of fear in routine life. We're really quite fragile as humans, no amount of civilisation and material comfort will make fear go away, even if it's just the fear of love. Specially liked Jonathan's character Pola, frustrated by everyone else and their silly fears.
Visually beautiful, some of the shots are impressive, solid cinematography. The atmosphere is great, very suspenseful. However, I felt that I am missing something... I'm guessing it's because the film is set deeply in the Argentinian realities and context, making it difficult to appreciate fully for someone who never lived there...
I thought the dinner scene was really telling of the whole sentiment; the idea that someone's dream is to 'help' the very sector of society they have actively cordoned themselves off from. And when that segregation seems to be breaking down... then the truth of the situation is made clear. I thought this understated film did a lot with very little.