Two Shots Fired

Showtimes

Film runs
Wed, May 13
through
Thu, May 21

Wed, May 13

4:15pm

Wed, May 13

6:30pm

Thu, May 14

4:00pm

Thu, May 14

9:00pm

Fri, May 15

4:15pm

Fri, May 15

6:30pm

Sat, May 16

2:30pm

Sat, May 16

6:30pm

Sun, May 17

3:45pm

Sun, May 17

8:30pm

Mon, May 18

4:45pm

Mon, May 18

9:15pm

Tue, May 19

4:45pm

Tue, May 19

9:00pm

Two Shots Fired
Martín Rejtman, 2014
Argentina | Spanish with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 105 minutes

One-week exclusive run

Rejtman’s first feature in a decade is an engrossing, digressive comedy with the weight of an existentialist novel. Sixteen-year-old Mariano (Rafael Federman), inexplicably and without warning, shoots himself twice—once in the stomach and once in the head—and improbably survives. As his family strains to protect Mariano from himself, his elder brother (Benjamín Coehlo) pursues a romance with a disaffected girl (Laura Paredes) who works the counter at a fast-food restaurant, his mother (Susana Pampin) impulsively takes off on a trip with a stranger, and Mariano recruits a young woman (Manuela Martelli) to join his medieval wind ensemble. Rejtman tells this story with both compassion and formal daring, pursuing one thread only to abandon it for another. Two Shots Fired is a wry, moving, consistently surprising film about the irrationality of emotions and how they govern our actions at each stage of our lives. An NYFF52 selection. A Cinema Tropical release.

New York Film Festival 2014
Locarno Film Festival 2014

"One of the sharpest, savviest, and most humane comic sensibilities in contemporary cinema." —Max Nelson, Cinema Scope

"[A] shifting symphony of deadpan neurosis... Focused in its eccentricity and weirdly entertaining." —Nicolas Rapold, The L Magazine

Series: Sounds Like Music: The Films of Martín Rejtman

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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