VenueWalter Reade Theater
One-week exclusive run
Rejtman’s first feature in a decade is an engrossing, digressive comedy with the weight of an existentialist novel. Sixteen-year-old Mariano (Rafael Federman), inexplicably and without warning, shoots himself twice—once in the stomach and once in the head—and improbably survives. As his family strains to protect Mariano from himself, his elder brother (Benjamín Coehlo) pursues a romance with a disaffected girl (Laura Paredes) who works the counter at a fast-food restaurant, his mother (Susana Pampin) impulsively takes off on a trip with a stranger, and Mariano recruits a young woman (Manuela Martelli) to join his medieval wind ensemble. Rejtman tells this story with both compassion and formal daring, pursuing one thread only to abandon it for another. Two Shots Fired is a wry, moving, consistently surprising film about the irrationality of emotions and how they govern our actions at each stage of our lives. An NYFF52 selection. A Cinema Tropical release.
New York Film Festival 2014
Locarno Film Festival 2014
“One of the sharpest, savviest, and most humane comic sensibilities in contemporary cinema.” —Max Nelson, Cinema Scope
“[A] shifting symphony of deadpan neurosis… Focused in its eccentricity and weirdly entertaining.” —Nicolas Rapold, The L Magazine