Directed by Gastéon Solnicki
Argentina, 2016, 72 min.
In Spanish with English subtitles
One of the best undistributed films of 2016 (according to both Film Comment and IndieWire), and an official selection at the Venice, Toronto, and New York film festivals, Kékszakállú is a beguiling portrait of several young women at the threshold of adulthood, feeling their way through various crises born of the insular comforts of upper-middle-class life.
Partly inspired by Béla Bartók’s sole opera, Bluebeard’s Castle (vivid passages are heard throughout the film), Kékszakállú radically transposes the portent of Bluebeard’s Castle into something far less recognizable: a tale of generational inertia, situated between the alternating and precisely rendered tableaux of work and relaxation in Buenos Aires and Punta del Este.
New York – July 21, 2017 – Film Society of Lincoln Center
Chicago – August 25, 2017 – Facets Cinematheque
Boston – October 11, 2017 – MFA Boston
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One of the best films of 2016.
“A gentle reminder that cinema itself
is young and full of possibilities.”
—Jordan Cronk, Sight & Sound