A 2012 Argentine and American film by director Zach Weintraub- Screenings on November 2nd & 4th
THE INTERNATIONAL SIGN FOR CHOKING is an innovative, multi-layered film that follows Josh, a commissioned filmmaker in Argentina, in search of so much more than a video subject. He rents a room in a familiar boarding house and quickly sets up his equipment to work. Although the pressure is high from his funders, Josh finds himself lethargic and unable to produce. He further distracts himself from his purpose when he begins an affair with his housemate, Anna (Sophia Takal, GREEN, AFI FEST 2011). Director of Photography Nandan Rao's cinematic artistry beautifully captures clandestine Argentina as Josh wanders aimlessly through sun-soaked streets and his wallpapered home. Challenging the romanticized stereotypes of travel films, Zach Weintraub's semi-autobiographical film explores the disappointments of an unsatisfied man who is unable to find or even define his objective.
11/02/12, 4:00 PM
11/04/12, 9:45 PM
Watch the trailer:
Cost: All regular tickets to AFI FEST are FREE. To reserve individual tickets or to purchase an AFI FEST CINEPASS EXPRESS pass go to AFI.com/afifest.
Download File: AFI-FEST-2012-tl-avb.pdf
Sponsor(s): American Film Institute
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