The Delinquents (2023)
Director: Rodrigo Moreno Run Time: 189 min. Rating: Unrated Release Year: 2023
Starring: Cecilia Rainero, Esteban Bigliardi, Germán de Silva, Margarita Molfino
Country: Argentina, Brazil, Luxembourg, Chile
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
About the film:
World Premiere in the Un Certain Regard section at the 76th Cannes Film Festival. Selected as the official Argentinian entry for Best International Feature at the 96th Academy Awards.
Buenos Aires bank employee Morán (Daniel Eliás) dreams up a scheme to liberate himself from corporate monotony: he’ll steal enough money to support a modest retirement, then confess and serve prison time while his co-worker holds on to the cash. Soon under pressure by a company investigator, accomplice Román (Esteban Bigliardi) heads to a remote rural idyll to hide the funds. There, he encounters a mysterious woman who will transform his life forever.
“a genius tragicomedy on the elusive nature of freedom”
—Carlos Aguilar, The Playlist
The latest from Argentinian writer-director Rodrigo Moreno, The Delinquents (2023) melds the existential and the playful to explore the nature of freedom itself. Suffused with timeless beauty, this cinematic discovery is at turns surreal, relatable, funny, romantic, surprising, restorative – and above all – a delight.
About the filmmaker:
Rodrigo Moreno is an Argentine filmmaker born and based in Buenos Aires. His first mid-length feature, part of the omnibus feature Mala epoca (1998), was awarded for its original conception for the young filmmaker’s vision of contemporary life. His feature El Custodio (2006) won the Alfred Bauer Preis in Berlinale and best Latin American script in Sundance. His following film A Mysterious World (2011) was also invited to the official competition in Berlinale. His films have been awarded and exhibited in many other international film festivals, including San Sebastian, Toronto, Rotterdam, Viennale, and New Directors/New Films.
Among other projects, he has also been venturing into the visual arts with photography, experimental video and performing arts. His performance “Professional Radio Announcers Read Karl Marx’s Capital” co-created with Bruno Dubner, was finalist of ArteBA/Petrobras, one of the most prestigious visual arts award of South America.See our upcoming films