Embrace Me

Strange things start to happen after sex, in a daring, scary and disorienting debut with a stoner sense of humour.

Screenings

  • 14/04/18 13:40 EYE2 Buy Ticket
  • + Q&A + short "Shiner"
  • 18/04/18 11:30 EYE3 Buy Ticket
  • + short "Shiner"

Director | Javier Rao

Argentina 2017

63 minutes


With | Joaqín Sánchez, Querelle Delage, Rocío Muñoz

Language | Spanish

Subtitles | English

Embrace Me

Joaquin likes to hang around with friends, smoke pot and watch films. One night, Josefine stays with him and they have sex. The next day she is gone, leaving blood in the bathtub. After that, strange things start to happen to Joaquin. A fortune teller tells him the shocking truth. A daring, scary and disorienting debut with a fresh voice and a stoner sense of humour.

One of the most unusual films this year, Embrace Me is often quirky and adorable, but also scary and disorienting when it needs to be. The solid cinematography and the young, extremely easygoing cast are a treat, making the audience feel what it is like being young, loved-up and shit-faced. Joaquin is the perfect anti-hero and first time director Javier Rao seems to enjoy all the bad things that come to haunt him. After a laid-back start, the film becomes seriously creepy after Josefine’s disappearance

Attention to all Cineville members: Cineville card holders can take someone to this film for free! How? Fill in that you're reserving two tickets instead of one in the Cineville form on the EYE website or buy your tickets directly in EYE film museum.

Short: Shiner
An elderly man who works in a second-hand store, is trapped in an unhealthy love triangle with his wife and a much younger man. Whimsical film full of absurdities is also filmed with a beautiful diffuse light.

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