Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

Parabellum

 

Year: 2015
Country: ARGENTINA, AUSTRIA, URUGUAY
Run Time: 75 minutes

Parabellum
Parabellum
Parabellum

What becomes of humanity when the end of days is nigh? It finds a way to capitalize on it, of course. Lukas Valenta Rinner’s pitch black comedy and feature directorial debut introduces us to a world we soon discover is in disorder through cryptic soundbites and ominous media clips. Hernán (Pablo Seijo), a public investigation worker, travels with a group of mundane middle-class Brazilian suburbanites to a secluded resort-like survival boot camp where they’ve paid to learn skills to prepare for an eventual apocalyptic society. As strange explosions streak through the sky, it becomes clear that time may come sooner than they think. In their isolation and unease, tension among the strangers becomes an understated and captivating unfurling of havoc. A fictional guide, The Book of Disasters, sharply leads the story in chapters. A voyeuristic look at simple lives in complicated and exploitative times, PARABELLUM is as unnerving as it is darkly ironic. (In Spanish with subtitles) –N.D.

CIFF40 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Saturday, April 02, 2016 at 8:50 PM

Sidebar
Cinema en Español

Director
Lukas Valenta Rinner

Lukas Valenta Rinner was born in Salzburg, Austria and studied film direction at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. He is the founder of the production company Nabis Filmgroup.

Filmography
PARABELLUM (2015)

Producers
Lukas Valenta Rinner, Alex Piperno, Juan Pablo Martínez

Screenwriting
Esteban Prado, Ana Godoy, Lukas Valenta Rinner

Cinematography
Roman Kasseroller

Editing
Ana Godoy, Javier Favot

Principal Cast
Pablo Seijo, Eva Bianco, Martin Shanly

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InterReligious Task Force on Central America & Colombia

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