HISTORY OF FEAR (HISTORIA DEL MIEDO)
Director: Benjamin Naishtat
Country: United States
Duration: 79 min
|Elangeni Hotel||22 July 2015||10:00 AM|
|Musgrave 6||25 July 2015||22:30 PM|
When a heat wave grips the suburbs, blackouts and waves of pollution push the social order to the brink of collapse, forcing each inhabitant to confront his own motives, instincts and fears. History of Fear is a film about scared people. In the context of the chaotic summer in the suburbs, the social order reveals itself to be fragile and about to give in. All the characters appear to have a motive that lets instinct drive their decisions. The audience must join the characters in their uncertain drift, walk into the dark with them, and project that which lies in the core of fear itself.
Benjamin Naishtat was born in Buenos Aires. His short film El Juego, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as more experimental work such as his video Historia del Mal, which premiered in Rotterdam. History of Fear is his first feature film. He is currently developing a new project, titled Fundamental Movement.