Un Monstruo de mil cabezas by Rodrigo Plá to open the Orizzonti competition
Double opening for the 72nd Venice Film Festival on September 2nd
08 | 31 | 2015
For the second consecutive year, the Orizzonti Competition will begin on the same day as the opening ceremony of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival (Wednesday 2 September).
The honour of inaugurating the parallel Competition at the Sala Darsena theater will go to Rodrigo Plá, who in 2007 won international recognition as one of the greatest promises in new Mexican cinema with his debut feature-length film, La zona, winner of many awards at various film festivals.
In his fourth film, Un Monstruo de mil cabezas (A Monster with a Thousand Heads), the filmmaker confirms his great talent as an author, in a film that tells the story, with a remarkably sober narrative style, of a sort of social parabola with the purpose of condemning the inefficiency, bureaucracy and corruption of a society that cares only about profit. In only 75 minutes, the victims of a common case of medical error become the negative heroes of a paradoxical news story, which turns into tragedy. He bends the conventions of the thriller genre to the urgency to condemn the thousand-headed monster that threatens the lives of ordinary citizens. Given the impossibility of defending one’s rights in any other way from the moral irresponsibility of those who wield the power of control, the individual has no other choice but to react in a distorted, self-defeating way.