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Run Time: 82 minutes
A piercingly urgent story of class frustrations and economic disparity in contemporary Mexico City, WORKFORCE sets off like a bomb. A group of day laborers are hired on a months-long project building a wealthy, single businessman’s elegant, state-of-the-art mansion. When one of the men slips from working on the rooftop and falls to his death, his brother, Francisco, pressures the management for compensation to assist his late brother’s pregnant wife. Met with an endless parade of half-answers, broken promises, and bureaucratic nonsense rhetoric, Francisco decides to take matters into his own hands. Starring arthouse celebrity, Luis Alberti, who turns in a virtuoso physical performance of simmering fury, the film morphs into something else altogether when his rage-fueled schemes begin to yield unexpected success. Filmed in a series of precisely arranged, immaculate frames and cut together with razor sharp editing, this directorial debut heralds a new, distinctive voice in world cinema. (In Spanish with subtitles) — R.J.T.
Tower City Cinemas
Monday, March 30, 2020 at 8:50 PM ET
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 2:20 PM ET
Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles
Cinema en Español
International Narrative Competition