MDC’s Tower Theater

O Cinema Miami Beach
500 71st St, Miami Beach, FL 33141


Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Benjamín Naishtat

Country: Argentina, Brazil, France, Netherlands
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 109min
Film Year: 2018
Category: HBO Ibero-American Feature Film Award

Claudio and Susana live a tranquil, middle-class life in provincial Argentina. They are respected in their community and successful in their work, managing to live a more or less normal life despite the distressful events taking part at the moment: it’s the 1970s, and Argentina’s Dirty War is taking the lives of thousands around the country. In the midst of all this, a series of seemingly unrelated occurrences all hit Claudio and Susana’s picture-perfect family at once, starting with a stranger attacking the couple on a night out in town for no discernible reason, the sudden appearance of an old family friend, and the incessant, invasive questions of a Chilean private detective. Thus begins the slow unraveling of a net of lies and secrets that will change everything in its wake.

A sense of unavoidable doom underlies Benjamín Naishtat’s Rojo, translating the intense paranoia of the times onto the screen in foreboding, unnerving images of a deceptively peaceful life far away from the horrors of war. With tensions quietly rising, everything might implode sooner than anyone could have predicted. A subtle and visually astounding comment on a horrifying epoch of Argentine history, Rojo will keep you on the edge of your seat.


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Director: Benjamín Naishtat
Producer: Barbara Sarasola-Day, Emmanuel Chaumet, Federico Eibuszyc, Rachel Daisy Ellis, Marleen Slot, Ingmar Trost, Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal Zade
Screenwriter: Benjamín Naishtat

Music: Vincent van Warmerdam
Cinematographer: Pedro Sotero
Editor: Andrés Quaranta

Cast: Dario Grandinetti, Andrea Frigerio, Alfredo Castro, Diego Cremonesi

Benjamín Naishtat

Benjamín Naishtat was born in Argentina. He earned international acclaim with his feature film debut History of Fear (2014), which premiered at Berlinale's Official Competition, and followed that with The Movement (2015). Rojo (2018) had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival and won Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Cinematography awards at San Sebastián Film Festival.