May 8, 20h. Presentación a cargo de Enrique Urbizu / May 11 22:30h.
NO HABRÁ PAZ PARA LOS MALVADOS, Enrique Urbizu. España, 2011. 104′
May 2, 16h. / May 4 20h.
AMERICAN PSYCHO, Mary Harron. EEUU, 2000. 101′
May 16 18h. / May 18 22:30h.
PERROS DE PAJA, Sam Peckinpah. EEUU, Reino Unido, 1971. 113′
The history of film begun with violence. The train rushed on the audience of the first public session of the Lumière Cinematographe and the watered waterer hit a joking child. Edison filmed boxing fights, cockfights and real wars. Edison was far from being a saint: Hollywood was born because his thugs and gangsters chase anyone who wanted to make movies on the East Coast without paying him. They ran away to California. Persecutions, blows, falls, weapons, fights and murders filled the screens from the very beginning. And there they are.
As Straw Dogs, by Sam Peckinpah, one of the film directors most linked to the representation of violence for his sound and fury. Or No Rest for the Wicked, by Enrique Urbizu –who will present this film on May 8–. Both films are good examples of the dreadful idea that only violence beats violence. And it creates monsters, like the beast in American Psycho –Mary Harron, based on Bret Easton Ellis’ novel–, a natural product of wild capitalism. Perhaps, a violent society can only beget beasts. Or vice versa.