AWFJ Movie of the Week, Feb. 16-22: WILD TALES

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wildtalesposterOpening Feb. 20, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is Wild Tales. This Oscar nominee for best foreign film is interweaves six stand-alone, thematically connected shorts into a compelling feature about venting frustration and exacting revenge. Read on…

AWFJ Movie of the Week Panelists Comments:

Sheila Roberts: In his imaginative new film, Wild Tales, Argentinian writer-director Damián Szifron weaves six stand-alone, thematically connected shorts into a compelling feature about venting frustration and exacting revenge that’s funny and terrifying at the same time.  From road rage to political corruption to a deceptive lover, the outrageously subversive satire pokes fun at what happens when ordinary people are pushed to the limit by extraordinary circumstances that bring out the worst in them.

Anne Brodie: Wild Tales is brilliant and audacious, a wicked, funny, moving anthology of people at their best/worst.  Like watching a super entertaining train wreck, six times.

Jeanne Wolf: Wild Tales is indeed “wild.” So riveting–so different–so smart.

Film Details:

Title: Wild Tales

Director: Damián Szifrón

Release Date: Feb. 20, 2014

Running Time: 122 minutes

Language: Spanish

Shooting Location(s): Argentina

Principal Cast: Ricardo Darín, Rita Cortese, Nancy Dupláa

Screenwriter: Damián Szifrón

Production Company:Corner Producciones (in association with); El Deseo; Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (INCAA) (support); Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA) (support); Kramer & Sigman Films; Televisión Federal (Telefe) (co-production)

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Official Website


AWFJ Movie of the Week Panel Members: Nikki Baughan, Anne Brodie, Pam Grady, Leba Hertz, MaryAnn Johanson, Loren King, Cate Marquis, Jennifer Merin, Nell Minow, Rebecca Murray, Kristy Puchko, Sheila Roberts, Jeanne Wolf.

Other Movies Opening the Week of Feb. 16-20, 2014:

Feb. 18

Queen and Country

Feb. 20


Hot Tub Time Machine 2


Wild Tales


Digging up the Marrow

All the Wilderness

Edited by Sandra Kraisirideja, Associate Editor

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