THE WEASELS’ TALE (129 NR)
VIRTUAL CINEMAPOLIS SCREENINGS BEGIN 12/11
3 day rental available for $12
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From Juan José Campanella, the director of the Oscar Award-winning The Secret in Their Eyes, comes The Weasels’ Tale (El cuento de las comadrejas), a comedic thriller that stars a bumper crop of well-known older Argentine actors. The film is the story of a group of four long-time friends, including a used-to-be-famous actress, her now disabled husband and an actor as well, who she eclipsed, and the sharp-tongued screenwriter and director of her greatest hits. Their coexistence is menaced by a young couple who, feigning to be lost, slowly insinuate themselves into their lives. It’s Sunset Boulevard meets The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, with a Latin twist. Financial gain, seduction, betrayal, and memories run amok are the elements that create the recipe for this delightful game of cat…and weasel.
Director: Juan Jose Campanella
Writers: Juan Jose Campanella & Darren Kloomok
Stars: Graciela Borges, Oscar Martinez, Luis Brandon, Marcos Mundstock, Clara Lago, Nicolas Francella
Spanish with English Subtitles
VIRTUAL Q & A – RECORDED LIVE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 at 5 PM
Chicago’s Gene Siskel FIlm Center welcomed moderator Alejandro Riera and director Juan Jose Campanella for a rousing Q & A about the Oscar winner’s latest film.
“A slickly calibrated, classically structured dark comedy that again highlights Juan Jose Campanella’s skill at pressing his viewers’ buttons across a range of genres.”
-Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter