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  • History of Fear

    2014. Argentina/Uruguay/France/Germany/Qatar. Benjamin Naishtat. 79 min.

North American premiere! Post-screening discussion with Benjamín Naishtat.

Sunday, March 23, 2014, 9:15 p.m.

The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center



  • History of Fear

    2014. Argentina/Uruguay/France/Germany/Qatar. Directed by Benjamin Naishtat. How strong does a fence need to be, or how loud must an alarm blare, or how brightly should an open field be lit for us to feel safe? The impossibility of a definitive answer to these kinds of questions lies at the heart of Benjamín Naishtat’s unsettling feature debut. Set in an economically destabilized Argentina, the film weaves stories of characters from multiple social strata into an interlocking narrative of paranoia and fear. The isolation of wealth and detachment from neighbors causes insecurities to fester, feeding a “security consumption” culture and all its incumbent paraphernalia. As we begin to recognize and sympathize with the situations depicted, the most troubling realization of all arrives: we are doing it to ourselves. 79 min.

In the Film exhibition New Directors/New Films 2014

For programming and ticketing information, please visit newdirectors.org.

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