Revisiting Szifron’s Wild Tales: Why Is It A Good Idea To Rewatch The Film In 2022?

By 18 November, 2022

Rewatching a film can be just as rewarding as watching it for the first time. It can give you a new perspective, help to catch details you missed the first time around, and allow you to appreciate the film in a different light. And if are a regular visitor to, you probably know how the same film or book can produce a different impression depending on your mood and physical well-being at a particular time.

So if you are thinking about giving a second try to something you’ve already seen, Damián Szifron’s Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales) should be a perfect choice. It’s been five years since the Argentine filmmaker released his Oscar-nominated tales and the movie is still as relevant as ever. For those who haven’t seen it, it is an anthology film made up of six short stories that all deal with the theme of revenge. The stories are interconnected, but each one is unique and packs a punch. If that doesn’t sound like sufficient grounds to rewatch the film — or probably watch it for the first time — here are five reasons to do so.

Reason #1: To better understand human nature 

One of the main themes of the film is how people react under pressure. The six stories explore different aspects of this theme such as violence, betrayal, and greed. By putting the characters in extreme situations, the movie shows how their true nature is revealed. The authentic Latin American vibe is skillfully combined with universal conflicts and issues that are present in any culture. 

Reason #2: To Appreciate the darker side of humor 

Relatos Salvajes is a black comedy which means that it uses humor to explore dark subjects such as death and destruction. The movie does not shy away from using graphic images to get its point across. However, it is also filled with clever wordplay and satire. The “laughter through tears” feel that the film translates is something you are going to appreciate for there aren’t many movies today that would boast the same emotional effect.

Reason #3: To marvel at the visuals 

Cinema is visual arts and as a viewer, you naturally expect a good film to, among all else, convey aesthetical value. This is, in fact, another reason to watch Relatos Salvajes for the movie is visually stunning. From the desaturated colors to the wide shots of the Argentinean landscape, every frame looks like a painting. The production design is also impressive, especially in the story about the bride who takes her revenge on her cheating husband and his mistress.

Reason #4: To Hear an Amazing Soundtrack 

The movie has an eclectic soundtrack featuring everything from classical music to heavy metal. The songs are used to great effect, enhancing the emotional impact of certain scenes. Some pieces are so good that you are likely to keep listening to them for the next few months.

Reason #5: Because it’s just a really good movie 

It is simply a great movie and this seems like sufficient grounds to rewatch it regularly. It’s well-written, well-acted, and expertly directed. If you’re looking for a film that will make you laugh, cry, and think, then this is the one for you. 

To wrap up, Relatos Salvajes is a must-see movie for anyone who appreciates good cinema. It’s funny, tragic, and thought-provoking all at the same time. Movies of that sort are worth rewatching because every new session reveals some new details to you. And if you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to add it to your watch list for 2022.

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