Oh boy, do I have a movie for you for this weekend. This movie is from Argentina (great job you guys!) and is one of my personal favorites. I advice you to spend 2 hours on this masterpiece, and I guarantee you an emotional roller-coaster of a sort that without a solace of a doubt you’ve ever rode before. Wild Tales (2014) sharpened all of my emotions and I literally experienced all of them almost at same time – joy, laughter, sadness, shock, fear, stress, satisfaction, frustration. You name it – it did it.
It’s kind of hard to make a small intro of what this movie is about, because it is a composition of six different short stories completely unrelated one to another, that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress. But what I can say for sure, and still not spoil the movie for you is this – no matter how you try, you won’t guess the outcome. So don’t even bother, just enjoy the ride!
Starring: Ricardo Darin, Oscar Martínez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Erica Rivas, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg, Darío Grandinetti, Germán de Silva,
Director: Damián Szifron
This movie had 51 nominations and won 44 awards, and was even nominated for 1 Oscar. Among the awards were:
BAFTA Film Award in 2016 for Best Film not in the English Language to Damián Szifron, at BAFTA Awards 2016,
Silver Ariel in 2015 for Best Latin-American Film (Mejor Película Iberoamericana) to Damián Szifron, at Ariel Awards, Mexico 2015,
Award of the Argentinean Academy in 2014 for Best Film to Damián Szifron, Best Director to Damián Szifron, Best Actor to Oscar Martínez, Best Actress to Erica Rivas, Best Supporting Actor to Germán de Silva, Best Screenplay, Original to Damián Szifrón, Best Cinematography to Javier Julia, Best Editing to Damián Szifrón and Pablo Barbieri Carrera, Best Music to Gustavo Santaolalla and Best Sound to José Luis Díaz, at Academy of Mothin Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina 2014,