Rojo: it is an almost solemn look at the outset of a dark period of history that is offered by Benjamín Naishtat; the film doesn’t make it easy, as it has an unlikeable character at its center, making it hard to swallow decisions. It’s certainly not an easy sit considering how cold it is, but for sure a thematically rich and interesting one. Darío Grandinetti gives a very fine performance, quiet and layered; Alfredo Castro has just a small role, but certainly leaves quite an impression as well, cold and ruthless. It’s nicely, elegantly shot by director of photography Pedro Sotero, who keeps the camera distant and observant, which reinforces the coldness. The film sports a good-looking period recreation with its costumes and set dressing.