original title Rojo
Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, France, Switzerland
2018, 109 mins., 16+director and script Benjamin Naishtatdirector of photography Pedro Sotero
editor Andrés Quaranta
production designer Julieta Dolinskysound director Fernando Ribero
producers Barbara Sarasola-Day, Federico Eibuszyccast: Dario Grandinetti, Andrea Frigerio, Alfredo Castro, Diego Cremonesi

awarded Jury Prize for Best Cinematography and Silver Seashell for Best Director (Benjamín Naishtat) and actor Darío Grandinetti at San Sebastián IFF (2018), Janela Award for Best Sound at Janela do Recife IFF (2019), Mayahuel Award for Best Actor (Darío Grandinetti) at Guadalajara IFF (2019)
participant of Toronto IFF (2018), Rotterdam IFF (2019), Miami FF (2019), Marrakech IFF (2019), Luxembourg City FF (2019), Istanbul IFF (2019), Havana FF (2019), Göteborg FF (2019)
In the mid-seventies, a strange man arrives in a quiet provincial city. In a restaurant, without any apparent reason, he starts insulting Claudio, a renowned lawyer. The community supports the lawyer and the stranger is humiliated and thrown out of the place. Later that night the stranger, who is determined to wreak a terrible vengeance, intercepts Claudio and his wife Susana. The lawyer then takes a path of no return involving death, secrets and silences.
Born in 1986 in Buenos Aires, Benjamin Naishtat started studying cinema at Buenos Aires University and pursued his studies at le Fresnoy – National Contemporary Art Studio, in France. His work includes fictions: El Juego (short-film, 2010) selected at Cannes Cinefondation - as well as experimental works: Historia del mal (2011), screened in Rotterdam and in several international exhibitions. His first feature film, Historia del miedo was in Competition in Berlin in 2014.

Benjamin Naishtat