The Center for Latin American and Carribbean Studies is proud to support The Cinema Tropical Collection's online screening of KÉKSZAKÁLLÚ (2016) followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker Gastón Solnicki
About the Film:
(Argentina, 2016, 72 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
Hailed as "an eerie high-modernist fable... mightily minimalist, and drop-dead gorgeous" (Olaf Möller, Film Comment), Kékszakállú is an beguiling portrait of several young women at the threshold of adulthood, feeling their way through various crises born of the insular comforts of upper-middle-class life.
Partly inspired by Béla Bartók’s sole opera, Bluebeard’s Castle (vivid passages are heard throughout the film), Kékszakállú radically transposes the portent of Bluebeard’s Castle into something far less recognizable: a tale of generational inertia, situated between the alternating and precisely rendered tableaux of work and relaxation in Buenos Aires and Punta del Este.
Kékszakállú was Named as one of the Best Undistributed Films of 2016 by Film Comment and IndieWire, was selected as one of Artforum's ten best films of 2016 by James Quandt, and was an official selection at the Venice, Toronto, and New York film festivals.
About The Cinema Tropical Collection:
A new and exciting initiative that makes select Latin American films available digitally for the first time ever. Combining the format of a curated online film series with virtual Q&As with the directors, plus VOD distribution, The Cinema Tropical Collection will present U.S. and international audiences with meaningful and relevant Latin American films in their world digital premiere.