The last film by the director of Kill List and Sightseers is presented today in the International Competition.
Free Fire is inspired in an incredible real story. Members of the IRA- the Irish Army- were about to buy guns to drug dealers in an abandoned storehouse in Los Angeles in 1979. But something went wrong. The result is almost an hour and a half of shooting. Whitley says he was inspired by Asalto al precinto 13 – this immortal classic of low budget directed by John Carpenter in 1976- to solve this film esthetically and narratively, and the influence can be seen. Few characters, a cramped space, lots of bullets.
With this wonderful irony distinctive of the British cinema, and a very black humor, Wheatley makes his official debut in Hollywood through the front door. Produced by Martin Scorsese, the cast includes the last Oscar winning Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murhy, Sharlto Copley, Jack Reynor, Sam Riley y Michael Smiley, the filmmaker’s pet actor.
Welcome to the 70s. Don’t forget to bring the bulletproof vest.
Screenings:Today, Tues 22, 12.10 pm - AUDTues 22, 10.50 pm - AUDWed 23. 5.30 pm - AUD