Film Night: La Ciénaga X Rosemary's Baby

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Film Night: La Ciénaga X Rosemary's Baby
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Two films about the eeriness of family, society and being bourgeois.

6pm
La Ciénaga (2001) Lucretia Martel

Part of the New Argentine Cinema, this film is set in the high plains of northwestern Argentina and portrays the life of a self-pitying Argentine bourgeois family, the parents of which take to drinking to cope with day-to-day living. In order to avoid the hot and humid weather of the city, the family spends their summers in their rural shabby country home. Relatives of the family also come to visit, and before long, the crowded domestic situation strains the families' nerves, exposing repressed family mysteries and tensions that threaten to erupt into violence.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAgpdyIaGtI


8pm
Rosemary’s Baby (1968) Roman Polanski

Considered one of the greatest American horror films, the film is about a young couple; a woman hoping to be a mother and her struggling actor husband. They move to New York City, yet in an apartment building with an ominous reputation and odd neighbours. Once the wife falls pregnant and finds herself strangely ill, she begins to believe that her offspring is not of this world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ffw1u0aXn0o


Trigger warnings of body pain, blood, vicious dogs, and a rape scene in Rosemary's Baby.
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