Screen can exclusively reveal the first trailer for Rojo, Benjamin Naishtat’s 1970s drama that will have its world premiere in Toronto International Film Festival’s Platform section.
After its Toronto launch, it will then play in competition at San Sebastian Film Festival. International sales are handled by Luxbox.
The film follows a strange man who arrives at a restaurant in a quiet provincial city in an Argentine province, where he starts insulting renowned lawyer Claudio. The community supports the lawyer and the stranger is humiliated and thrown out of the place. Later that night the lawyer takes a path of no return involving death, secrets and silences.
Rojo is Naishtat’s first feature since 2015’s The Movement, which opened at Locarno Film Festival; he has also directed 2014 Berlinale title History Of Fear.