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Benjamín Naishtat - Rojo


Interview: Benjamín Naishtat – Rojo

Interview: Benjamín Naishtat – Rojo

Selected for the Platform section competition at TIFF and San Sebastian (winner of the Silver Shell for Best Director, the Silver Shell for Best Actor, and Best Cinematography), Benjamín Naishtat pitches a red tent with the roll off your tongue Rojo – an nuanced, genre essay on a dark period of history in Argentina and featuring delicious performances from Dario Grandinetti and supporting player Alfredo Castro. My second time visiting the film, I met the filmmaker in Marrakech and got to discuss the conversation he wanted to have with the film, the political climate and where he might be headed with his next project, La Rose de Cobra?


Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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