The Weasels Tale (El cuento de las Comadrejas)

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Showings

Digital Screening Room Fri, Dec 11, 2020
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Members:$9.00
Film Info
Original Title:El cuento de las Comadrejas
Program:New Releases
Virtual Cinema
Tags:Drama
Comedy
Comedy Drama
Dark Comedy
Mystery
Latino/Hispanic/Iberian
Film/Media/TV
Release Year:2018
Runtime:129 min
Country/Region:Argentina
Festivals & Awards:Winner Audience Award - AFI LAtin Film Festival
Chicago Latino Film Festival
Language:Spanish
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Outsider Pictures
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDTKTjQadWU
Cast/Crew
Director:Juan Jose Campanella
Producer:Juan José
Campanella
Gerardo Herrero
Axel Kuschevatzky
Cinematographer:Félix Monti
Screenwriter:Juan José Campanella
Darren Kloomok
Composer:Emilio Kauderer
Principal Cast:Graciela Borges
Oscar Martinez
Luis Brandoni
Marcos Mundstock
Clara Lago
Nicolas Francella

Description

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Reserve your ticket and start watching Friday, December 11. You will have 48 hours to complete once you begin watching.


Live Conversation: Sunday, December 13 at 4:00pm (CST)

Join a free live stream Q&A with Academy Award-winning director Juan Jose Campanella and celebrated actress Graciela Borges on Sunday, December 13 at 4:00pm (CST), moderated by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and film programmer Robert Rosenberg.

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About the Film

A beautiful actress from cinema’s golden age, an actor in the twilight of his life, a frustrated scriptwriter and an old director will do the impossible to try and preserve the world they have created in an old mansion, faced with the threat of a young couple who could put everything in danger.

From Juan José Campanella, the director of the Oscar Award-winning The Secret in Their Eyes, comes The Weasels’ Tale (El cuento de las comodrejas), 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.


Press

"Old-fashioned fare with an up-to-date edge…enjoyably over-the-top." – Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter

"A delicious metacinematic black comedy." –El Mundo

"An homage to the golden age of Argentine cinema…with the irony, snappy retorts and humor of Campanella’s filmmaking." –Claritin


 



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