Captura de pantalla 2016-07-30 a las 12.59.48 A MONSTER WITH A THOUSAND HEADS Un monstruo de mil cabezas Mexico, 2015 Spanish with English subtitles/ 76' Director: Rodrigo Plá wanna-ticket-200x74 Friday, Aug-26 9:15 PM | The Cinematheque Sunday, Sept-4 1 PM | The Cinematheque When Sonia receives the news that her husband’s cancer has progressed to a critical stage, she races to secure the insurance company’s approval for the care that can help him. Met with indifference and negligence at every turn, Sonia’s desperation triggers a primal survival instinct as a series of increasingly violent confrontations unfold. A sharp, urgent tale of a distraught woman intent on protecting her family at all costs, Rodrigo Plá’s latest film is an engrossing combination of thriller, drama and timely socio-political commentary. "Brilliant in its management of tension... [a] classily dark arthouse thriller." Lee Marshall, Screen Daily Sonia recibe la llamada avisándole de que el cáncer que sufre su esposo está en etapa terminal. Desesperadamente, Sonia va a la compañía aseguradora para que aprueben su tratamiento. Al verse tratada con desgano e indiferencia por quienes trabajan ahí, su desesperación la llevan a tomar una serie de acciones que irán aumentando de tono violentamente. ‘‘De manufactura sobria y de una narrativa convulsiva, la cinta logra adentrarnos en los extremos a los que nos lleva la fragilidad en que la sociedad contemporánea está expuesta.’’ Christian Sida

ADDITIONAL CREDITS Producers: Sandino Saravia, Rodrigo Plá Writer: Laura Santullo Cinematographer: Odei Zabaleta Editor: Miguel Schverdfinger Cast: Jana Raluy, Sebastián Aguirre Boëda, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ursula Prunedav

Rodrigo Plá (Montevideo, Uruguay, 1968) directed the short The Eye on the Nape (2000), starring Gael García Bernal, which won the Student Oscar for Best Foreign Short Film and the Ariel Award for Best Fiction Short. He is the director of four highly acclaimed feature films: The Zone (2007), The Desert Within (2008), The Delay (2012) and A Monster with a Thousand Heads.

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