Fifth about The Seventh

Wild Tales (Relatos Salvajes)

Wild TalesWild Tales: Damián Szifrón’s film has the issue that plagues most projects that present multiple episodes: there’s a certain inconsistency about them. In this case, it’s less about the theme, since all stories share a common element, but the tone: the more the story veers away from realism towards black humour and the absurd, the best the episode is. They are never less than interesting, however. Very well-realized, the cast is generally strong (Erica Rivas and Ricardo Darín are the ones that stand out, mostly because they are given more to play) and it’s visually very rich. Javier Julia’s camerawork makes liberal use of unusual camera placements, but the overall absurdist tone justifies that choice.

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