release date December 30 2020
Argentinian Film Rojo Screens at Zawya Cinema
Argentinian film Rojo by director Benjamin Naishtat will screen at Zawya Cinema following its extensive tour across international festivals, where it reaped several awards. The film is slated to have three screenings; on Wednesday, December 30 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, January 2 at 7:00 pm and Tuesday, January 7 at 7:00 pm.

Set in the mid-70s, the film opens with a strange man arriving to a quiet city. Setting in a restaurant, abruptly and out of the blue, he starts shouting insulting Claudio, a renowned lawyer. Everyone around stands with the lawyer and the man is thrown out of the restaurant. Holding a grudge, later that night the man intercepts Claudio and his wife Susana. The incident that takes Claudio in a danger-filled journey involving death, secrets and silences.

Rojo has previously won 7 awards at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina; Best Actor, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Film, Best Sound and Best Screenplay (Original). It has also previously landed its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival and participated in a number of international festivals, including Marrakech International Film Festival, San Sebastián International Film Festival, where it won Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Göteborg Film Festival, Miami Film Festival in USA, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Haifa International Film Festival, Filmfest Hamburg, The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.

Directed and written by Benjamin Naishtat, the film stars Darío Grandinetti, Alfredo Castro, Andrea Frigerio, and Claudio Martínez Bel. MAD Solutions handles the film’s distribution in the Arab world.