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Seeing Red (La sangre en el ojo) + Q&A
Institute of Contemporary Arts

Seeing Red (La sangre en el ojo), dir. Toia Bonino, Argentina 2020, 66 min., Spanish with English subtitles

Toia Bonino’s follow-up to her debut feature Orione (2017) opens with footage of a man, Leo, floating across a sanguine swimming pool. But where the Argentine filmmaker and artist’s first feature was primarily concerned with maternal grief, this second act – of what will become a trilogy – shifts the focus to masculine repression as Leo deals with the death of his brother Ale in the only way he knows how: through violent revenge fantasies that consume his waking moments. 

Through home movies, smartphone footage and a striking visual formalism, Seeing Red subverts the archetypes of crime movies and revenge tragedies to present a multi-layered portrayal of the indelible psychological scars caused by toxic masculinity and dehumanising prison systems.

This screening is a UK Premiere and is followed by an online Q&A with director Toia Bonino, hosted by film programmer and podcaster Mark Donaldson.

Also on Friday:

Workshop with The Sonic Liberation Front + Radio alHara راديو الحارة
El Gran Movimiento + Q&A
06:20 pm
Fri, 26 Nov 2021
Cinema 1

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