Tue, 23 Aug|
The Year of Fury (El and de la furia) (Spanish Film Festival) Caloundra
The lives of the writers of a television program in Uruguay is deeply affected by the pressures of the military in the year that preceded the military coup of 1973. Great acting. Spot the NARCOS star. "Clever, well written and gorgeously shot." Film Festivals.com
Time & Location
23 Aug 2022, 7:00 pm
Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia
About the Event
It's 1972 in Uruguay, a year before the military coup. Diego and Leonardo (Joaquín Furriel and Alberto Amman--watchers of Narcos will be familiar with this great actor) play two writers of a well-known TV comedy show who struggle to maintain their integrity under the pressure they receive to tone down their political satires against the military.
On the side of the oppressors, Rojas (Daniel Grao, Julieta), a lieutenant in charge of torturing subversive youth, finds emotional refuge in his relationship with prostitute Susana (Martina Gusmán).
Slowly, their lives are deeply impacted by the oppressive and increasingly tense atmosphere that envelops Montevideo and almost all of them come together in a hostel run by a Spanish woman (Maribel Verdú).
As the coming dictatorship looms over them, The Year of Fury explores how fear gradually poisons professional, platonic and romantic relationships during this turbulent period in Uruguayan history. Exuding unique poignancy and heart this exciting ensemble thriller, from director and screenwriter Rafa Russo, delivers a thoughtfully executed story of love, friendship and betrayal in troubled times.
"Clever, well written and goegeously shot." Film Festivals.com
Nominee Grand Prix Warsaw Film Festival.
The Year of Fury$15.00