East Coast Premiere
Running Time: 92min
Film Year: 2017
Category: HBO Ibero American Competition
Alluring, mysterious and brimming with lush atmospherics, Tigre — co-winner of our 2017 Knight Encuentros post-production award—transports us to the swampy labyrinth of Argentina’s Parana Delta, where friends Rina and Elena connect, rendezvous with their children and strategize ways to keep developers from invading their remote island refuge.
A work of poetic concision, with its emphases placed firmly on complex relationships and an evocative sense of place, Tigre is an all-too-rare examination of the desires and insecurities of women “of a certain age” navigating their roles as mothers, lovers and landowners. With its sultry setting inevitably recalling Lucrecia Martel’s La cienaga, Silvina Schnicer and Ulises Porra Guardiola’s feature debut can be regarded as a contribution to Argentina’s growing body of regional cinema, but by the end of Tigre we’re left with no doubt that we have experienced something truly fresh and strikingly original.
This film is also featured in the 2018 Film Festival’s Jordan Ressler Screenwriting Competition film category.
Director: Silvina Schnicer, Ulises Porra Guardiola
Producer: Barbara Sarasola-Day, Federico Eibuszyc
Screenwriter: Silvina Schnicer
Executive Producer: Federico Eibuszyc, Barbara Sarasola-Day
Production Company: Pucará Cine
Music: Cruclax, Santiago Palenque
Cinematographer: Ivan Gierasinchuk
Editor: Delfina Castagnino, Damian Tetelbaum, Ulises Porra Guardiola