The Fire

Dir.: Juan Schnitman | Argentina 2015 | 95 min

It is hell to move. All the stairs. All the crap you have amassed. It is a whole life suddenly turned upside down in moving crates. And there they are, 30-year-old Lucía and Marcelo, ready to move into their new apartment when the real estate agent calls and re-arranges their agreement to the following day. Suddenly they find themselves in a limbo with all too much time, too much baggage, too many emotions. So they argue. A lot. Juan Schnitman's slice-of-life drama portrays 24 hours in which the young couple open all locks. Lucía is under pressure due to her work as a chef. The high school teacher Marcelo gets scolded by the parents of his students. They do not really have the money for the new apartment and so on. One thing leads to another and underneath the heated tempers, 'The Fire' draws a portrait of a tense and neurotic society on the verge of a nervous breakdown. It is a razor sharp cut from the first-time director and the two main characters who evaluate their entire relationship. We told you  it is hell to move.

Original Title
El incendio
Title
The Fire
Country
Argentina
Release Year
2015
Duration
95 min.
Directors
Juan Schnitman
Producer
Fernando Brom, Diego Dubcovsky, Bárbara Francisco
Script
Cast
Pilar Gamboa, Juan Barberini, Luciano Suardi, Marcelo DAndrea, Andrea Garote, Laura Paredes
Camera
Soledad Rodríguez
Sound
antiago Fumagalli, Federico Esquerro, Bruno Fumagalli
Editor
Andrés P. Estrada
Production Company
Pasto, BD Cine
Version
Dialogue: Spanish English Subtitles
Tempo
6
Thrills
4
Sighs
9
Laughs
1
Look
3
Food for thought
3