7 Reasons To Run Away (From Society) 2019
Distributed by Pragda, 302 Bedford Ave., #136, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Produced by Aritz Cirbián Casado and Martin Samper
Directed by Esteve Soler, Gerard Quinto, and David Torras
Streaming, 75 mins
College - General Adult
Date Entered: 06/22/2022Reviewed by Ray Boucher, Lecturer of Theater and Film (SUNY Buffalo State, SUNY Geneseo, GCC, NCCC) and actor
7 Reasons To Run Away (From Society) is a series of vignettes ostensibly tackling major social issues, including class, race, economy, and technology. Taken all together, the film presents a darkly comic view of modern Spain. Conceptually, and structurally, the piece resembles the American anthology Tales from the Darkside with a bit more social consciousness.
The film is a fun and funny satire, but perhaps a bit dark for many general audiences. Performances throughout are uniformly excellent as is the camera work and direction. For classroom use, it may be successful in sparking conversations about social issues of the day, but trigger warnings may be advised, including violence and discussion of abortion and child abuse.
Awards:Catalan Academy "Gaudí", Audience Award, Best Film
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