SOLD OUT – Wild Tales
Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
“Each of the segments involves violence and illustrates the arrogance of the wealthy and powerful, but their moralizing is as facile as the plotting is mechanical. The deliberate pacing is calculated to underline the swerves in the script, which offers little in the way of context or characterization. Szifron’s brightly lit theatrics and simplistic attitudes seem borrowed from television commercials.” RICHARD BRODY, NEWYORKER
“Tales of apocalyptic revenge. The year’s most fearlessly funny film.” RICHARD CORLISS TIME
“Hilarious! Each carefully wrought jewel of story is more delicious and outrageous and hilarious than the last.”ANNE THOMPSON INDIEWIRE
“Smart, tart, beautifully performed mini-epics of grievance escalating to a kind of sanctified madness.” MARY CORLISS TIME
“The film’s deadpan style, outlandish complications, and digressive structure reminded me of Luis Buñuel’s episodic late features The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) and The Phantom of Liberty (1974), and like Buñuel, Szifron recognizes the potential for surreality in the mundane.” CHICAGO READER
- 9/15 | 8:00PM