Wild Tales

Tuesday 6 September 2016 8pm

Dir: Damián Szifrón Argentina 2014

Language: Spanish with subtitles Running time: 122 mins Cert: 15A

Starring: Ricardo Darín, Oscar Martínez, Darío Grandinetti, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg, Erica Rivas, Leonardo Sbaraglia

Sponsored By: Viking Tours Ireland

"For sheer entertainment value, you’ll be hard-pressed to beat this outrageous, aptly named anthology film. One of Cannes’ most buzzed about discoveries, Damián Szifrón’s third feature plays like a calling card from a preposterously talented newcomer, it’s so chock-full of crazy ideas and verve.

Szifrón gives us half a dozen stories for the price of one. Aside from the Argentine locales, there isn’t much to link them, except that each tale strips away at the veneer of civilised society to reveal something more primal and animalistic underneath. (No doubt that accounts for the gloriously bestial credit sequence, which is truly one for the ages.) Roald Dahl or O. Henry would relish the macabre yarn about the waitress in an empty late-night diner who realizes that the boorish customer she’s serving is the man who ruined her life; then there’s the bride who discovers her husband has been unfaithful and exacts her revenge during an unforgettable wedding party; the best (or worst) road rage episode you’ll ever see; Ricardo Darín taking on Buenos Aires’ municipal parking enforcers, and oh, that incident on the plane! It’s at least a week’s worth of water-cooler conversation in one big fix." - Vancouver International Film Festival 2014

Nominee - Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film 2015