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Argentine movie at the 31st. DC International Film Festival.

  • AMC Mazza Gallerie 5300 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20015 United States (map)

Argentine movie at the 31st. DC International Film Festival.

This year Washington, DC Film Festival will present 80 films from 45 countries. Argentina will present the thriller At the End of the Tunnel by Rodrigo Grande. 
 
About the film
Alone in a sprawling, ramshackle house and confined to a wheelchair, Joaquín (Leonardo Sbaraglia) passes his days in the dank basement, chain-smoking and puttering with old computers that seem as useless as he appears. When a vibrant young woman, Berta (Clara Lago), and her mute daughter, Betty (Uma Salduende), arrive in response to an ad for a renter, Joaquín's old routine is upset and the new one grows increasingly upsetting. While the dilapidated house turns almost sunny with Berta's attention, events turn darker. Hearing noises through the wall, Joaquín discovers a low-tech crime in progress, with criminals digging a tunnel to a nearby bank. As the plot repeatedly twists and turns, we're not sure who is on the good side, or why. Writer-director Rodrigo Grande has crafted a tense, atmospheric update on the heist movie that thrills to the very end.—Dave Nuttycombe

Director: Rodrigo Grande
Argentina, Spain, 2016
120 minutes, Color
Cast:
Leonardo Sbaraglia, Pablo Echarri, Clara Lago, Federico Luppi, Uma Salduende, Javier Godino
 
When
April 20-30
Saturday, April 22, 2017
At 6:30 PM
Post-screening reception sponsored by the Embassy of Argentina

Thursday, April 27, 2017
At 8:45 PM
 
Where
AMC Mazza Gallerie
5300 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, DC
(M) Friendship Heights

The Festival
FilmFest DC
www.filmfestdc.org

Earlier Event: April 26
Rethinking Museum Architecture