A sudden and relentless heat wave strikes the wealthy suburbs of a city. The ensuing constant blackouts, the dark clouds of particulates that make the air unbreathable, and soon social order is on the brink of collapsing. As every community structure crumbles, all that is left is man: an individual alone, forced to face its frailty and fears, who must find the motivation to survive within himself.
Benjamín Naishtat (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1986) studied at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires and completed his studies at Le Fresnoy. He has directed works of fiction such as his short film El Juego, which premiered at Cannes, as well as more experimental work such as his video Historia del mal, which premiered in Rotterdam and was shown in several exhibitions abroad. Historia del miedo, selected in competition at the last Berlin Film Festival, is his first feature film.
El Juego (cm, 2010), Historia del mal (cm, video, 2011), Historia del miedo (2014).
“Historia del miedo is a film about scared people. In the context of the chaotic summer in the suburbs, the social order reveals itself to be fragile and about to give in. All the characters appear to have a motive that lets instinct drive their decisions. The audience must join the characters in their uncertain drift, walk into the dark with them, and project that which lies in the core of fear itself.”
Andrés Quaranta, Fernando Epstein
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Jonathan Da Rosa (Pola), Tatiana Giménez (Tati), Mirella Pascual (Teresa), Claudia Cantero (Edith), Francisco Lumerman (Camilo)
Benjamin Domenech, Santiago Gallelli
Rei Cine Srl
Fernando Epstein, Agustina Chiarino, Emmanuel Chaumet, Leif Magne Tangen, Sarah Mirjam Schipschack