Beginning on Thursday, January 14, Cinema Art Bethesda will stream the Argentinian film, The Weasels’ Tale (El Cuento de las Comadrejas). The stream will be available to purchase until noon Sunday, January 17 (you will have 48 hours to watch it once you’ve purchased it). There will be an $8.00 charge to view the film.
The film is 129 minutes long and in Spanish with English subtitles. It was released in 2019 and received four nominations for Platino Awards for Iberoamerican Cinema and Audience Awards at AFI Latin American and Chicago Latino Film Festivals. It was also a Miami Film Festival Official Selection.
More information about how to stream the film and how to access the Zoom discussion afterwards will be provided closer to the screening dates.
Viewing the Film
There is an $8 charge to view the film. To view the film, click the following link (or copy and paste it into your browser’s address bar), fill out the payment information after logging in (if you do not have a Vimeo account you will be required to create one) and click the blue “RENT $8” button to buy your ticket. The film will be available to you for 48 hours after purchasing your ticket. If asked for a promo code please use cinemaart.
A post-film discussion moderated by Adam Spector will take place via Zoom at noon Sunday, January 17. To join the Zoom meeting on your computer, click the following link or copy and paste it into your browser’s address bar.
- If you are asked for a meeting id, use: 954 8423 4746
- If you are asked for a password, use: 333049
To join by phone dial by your location:
- +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
- +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
- +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
- +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
- +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
- +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 954 8423 4746
If your local number is not on the list, find it here: https://zoom.us/u/acoHGukY5W
From Juan José Campanella, the director of the Oscar Award-winning The Secret in Their Eyes, comes The Weasels’ Tale (El cuento de las comadrejas), a comedic thriller that stars a bumper crop of well-known older Argentine actors. The film is the story of a group of four long-time friends, including a used-to-be-famous actress, her now disabled husband and an actor as well, who she eclipsed, and the sharp-tongued screenwriter and director of her greatest hits. Their coexistence is menaced by a young couple who, feigning to be lost, slowly insinuate themselves into their lives. It’s Sunset Boulevard meets The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, with a Latin twist. Financial gain, seduction, betrayal, and memories run amok are the elements that create the recipe for this delightful game of cat…and weasel.
(Text and Photo from the US Distributor’s Website)
- The Weasels’ Tale — U.S. Distributor Site
- The Weasels’ Tale — IMDB
- ‘The Weasels’ Tale’ Review: House Hunting — The New York Times (Nicolas Rapold)
- ‘The Weasel’s Tale’ (‘El Cuento de las Comadrejas’): Film Review — The Hollywood Reporter (Jonathan Holland)
- Bilingual Q&A about “The Weasels’ Tale” with star Graciela Borges, moderated by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and film programmer Robert Rosenberg