Photographs courtesy la Biennale di Venezia
Venice Lido: 72nd Film Festival –- Rodrigo Pla - Un Monstruo de mil cabezas. Double opening for the 72nd Venice Film Festival, in the Orizzonti section Rodrigo Pla’s fourth film, Un Monstruo de mil cabezas (A Monster with a Thousand Heads) which is based on the novel by Laura Santullo who also wrote the script. The film tells the story, of a 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. Pla 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.
Photograph courtesy la Biennale di Venezia
Un Monstruo de mil cabezas. Director Rodrigo Pla, in 2007 won international recognition as one of the greatest promises of the New Mexican Cinema with his debut feature-length film, La zona.
“To paraphrase the novel it is based on, it is “a monster with a thousand heads an no brain’ that the average Joe has to battle against.” Pla told Ciak magazine.
Rodrigo Pla - Un Monstruo de mil cabezas
Contessanally - desperate - 6/10