To Kill a Man

Showtimes

Film runs Thu, Mar 20 through Sun, Mar 23.

To Kill a Man
Alejandro Fernández Almendras, 2014
Chile/France | Spanish with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 82 minutes

Director Alejandro Fernández Almendras in person for both screenings.

Bullying is a phenomenon that doesn’t just take place in the schoolyard. In Alejandro Fernández Almendras’s raw, unnerving psychological thriller, bullies and their victims live side by side in a working-class neighborhood. Passive Jorge tries to ignore the cruel taunting of some local thugs who would be considered juvenile delinquents if they weren’t full-grown adults. But when the worst of the bunch steals Jorge’s insulin syringe, and his son winds up in the hospital with a gunshot wound after attempting to get it back, Jorge and his wife seek redress legally—to no avail. The family is humiliated again and again, and when his teenage daughter is sexually threatened, Jorge, pushed over the edge, decides to take matters into his own hands. A Film Movement release.

Travel support provided by Pisco Capel.

Series: New Directors/New Films 2014

Venue: FSLC/MoMA

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