15 WAYS TO KILL YOUR NEIGHBOR
An Argentine in France, José (Daniel Hendler, THE MONEYCHANGER) is having a midlife crisis. Taking a break from his career as a graphic novelist, he tries his hand at stay-at-home dad life, while his wife Lucie (Vimala Pons, ELLE) goes back to work. The monotony of domesticity seems unending, until he meets his neighbor Jean-Claude (Melvil Poupaud, LAURENCE ANYWAYS), a bon vivant and jazz aficionado, and an amusing yet deadly routine takes root. This absurd, dark comedy comes courtesy of Argentine filmmaker Santiago Mitre, known for his searing dramas (PAULINA, THE STUDENT, THE SUMMIT), who gleefully steps into the Borgesian surreal for the first time. Also starring Françoise Lebrun (THE MOTHER AND THE WHORE, VORTEX) and Spaniard Sergi López (PAN'S LABYRINTH). Opening Night Film, 2022 Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival. DIR/SCR Santiago Mitre; SCR Mariano Llinás, from the novel "Petite Fleur" ("Jamais Ne Meurt") by Iosi Havilio; PROD Didar Domehri, Agustina Llambi-Campbell. France/Argentina/Belgium/Spain, 2022, color, 98 min. In French and Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
No AFI Member passes accepted.