Fire, The (El Incendio)

Lucía and Marcelo are taking $100,000 in cash to an estate agent, intending to buy their first home. But something goes wrong and the sale is postponed. So begins Juan Schnitman’s unbearably tense chamber piece of relationship breakdown, chronicling the spectacular implosion of a romantic bond over the course of 24 hours. Superbly acted, and evocative of how love, resentment and insecurity can sit side by side, The Fire is an incendiary portrait of two people unable to treat this as “just another day”.ArgentinaArgentina

Followed by a Q&A. Tickets available from the Hackney Picturehouse website here.
Screening supported by the Embassy of Argentina in London.


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