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Wild Tales

Released 2014
Distributor Sony Pictures Classics

Six outrageous revenge fantasies suggesting a grotesquely funny fusion of Luis Buñuel and Monty Python make up this anthology from Argentine director Damián Szifrón. The 2014 release, co-produced by Pedro Almodóvar (whose wicked sense of humor looms over the production), features a stellar ensemble cast and startlingly vivid cinematography from Javier Julia. Szifrón’s film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2015.

About Brian Trenchard-Smith

Brian Trenchard-Smith has been burning to make genre films ever since seeing Hitchcock’s Vertigo at age 13. So far he has directed 42 Crimes Against Cinema, and counting (He’s an enthusiastic recidivist.) The Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival recently gave him a career achievement award. His cult hits include The Man from Hong Kong, Turkey Shoot, BMX Bandits, Stunt Rock, Dead End Drive In, The Siege of Firebase Gloria. He has also made over 100 trailers ranging from Hammer horrors to Australian films of the 70′s and 80′s. His latest film is Drive Hard, a quirky action comedy with John Cusack and Thomas Jane. He hopes to shoot a Sci-Fi action picture in Tianjing, China later this year. Brian shares a passion for history with his wife Byzantine historian Dr. Margaret Trenchard-Smith. His first novel The Headsman's Daughter is available this summer on Amazon and Kindle.