History of Fear

Showtimes

Film runs Fri, Mar 21 through Sun, Mar 23.

Fri, Mar 21

9:00pm

Sun, Mar 23

9:15pm

History of Fear
Historia del miedo | Benjamín Naishtat, 2014
Argentina/Uruguay/France/Germany/Qatar | Spanish with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 79 minutes

North American premiere!

Benjamín Naishtat in person for both screenings.

How strong does a fence need to be, or how loud must an alarm blare, or how brightly should an open field be lit for us to feel safe? The impossibility of a definitive answer to these kinds of questions lies at the heart of Benjamín Naishtat’s unsettling feature debut. Set in an economically destabilized Argentina, the film weaves stories of characters from multiple social strata into an interlocking narrative of paranoia and fear. The isolation of wealth and detachment from neighbors causes insecurities to fester, feeding a “security consumption” culture and all its incumbent paraphernalia. As we begin to recognize and sympathize with the situations depicted, the most troubling realization of all arrives: we are doing it to ourselves.

Series: New Directors/New Films 2014

Venue: FSLC/MoMA

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