THE WEAK ONES / LOS DÉBILES
A film by Raúl Rico & Eduardo Giralt Brun
(Mexico, 2018, 65 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)
New York premiere!
“The stoic Victor gets into an argument with The Selfie, a member of a youth gang. Soon afterwards, Victor’s dogs are murdered. He arms himself and sets out for revenge, in search of the rival who’s now disappeared without a trace. But the journey proves difficult, taking Victor through Sinaloa, the stretch of land on Mexico’s Pacific coast that a ruthless criminal cartel has transformed into bloody terrain. Violence and death are part of everyday life here. Victor’s journey is hemmed in by an eccentric cast of characters, each of whom reveals a new clue on where The Selfie might be found – until the two rivals finally meet in a brilliant and unexpected finale.
“With The Weak Ones, directors Raúl Rico and Eduardo Giralt Brun deliver a contemporary spin on a classic tale of crime and punishment, a virtuoso accomplishment that achieves the seemingly impossible: a revenge film in which the need for vengeance ultimately fades into the background. With calm and composed camera work and marvelously droll humor, they have created a road movie extraordinarily rich in atmosphere, featuring striking locales in a fascinating landscape that manages to be two things at once: heaven and hell.” –Berlinale Forum
Thursday, April 11, 7:15pm
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue, at 2nd Street, New York City
www.anthologyfilmarchives.com / (212) 505-5181
This screening is part of: If You Can Screen It There: Premiering Contemporary Latin American Cinema