Discover Relatos Salvajes – Wild Tales
Taking black comedy anthology to the next level in a funny way
Relatos Salvajes underlines the pure definition of black comedy anthology.
The movie puts together Spanish and Argentinian artists in a relaxing and entertaining way.
It was released in 2014 and quickly gained notoriety all over the world.
The movie is not a single storyline. Instead, it consists of six different episodes. The standalone shorts are clearly not related one to another, so the viewer does not have the time to get bored.
What is in common? Each short movie has a mix of vengeance, as well as some violence. The action is unveiled in a funny manner though
The movie stars an ensemble cast relying on world-renowned names.
Each artist gets a relatively equal amount of time on the screen, so stories are equal in duration.
Some of the main actors include Leonardo Sbaraglia, Rita Cortese, Dario Grandinetti, Ricardo Darin and Erica Rivas, among many others.
The musical scene represents an exciting masterpiece by Gustavo Santaolalla and his team.
To make things even better, Relatos Salvajes was co-produced by Pedro Almodovar and Agustin Almodovar – also known for Julieta (2016), Volver (2006) and La Piel Que Habito (2011).
World recognition and multiple awards
During 2014 and 2015, Relatos Salvajes won a series of awards, especially in South America.
It became popular all over the world and not just for the impressive cast or the producers, but also for the multiple storylines. For instance, in 2015, it won the award for the best movie in another language than English at the BAFTA Awards in the United Kingdom. It competed against movies like The Assassin, Force Majeure, Timbuktu and Theeb. It was only the first of many future awards.
Despite being made in South America, Relatos Salvajes gained popularity across Europe as well. Apart from the BAFTA award, it also won the award for the best movie in Spanish at the Goya Awards, in 2014. It competed against Mr. Kaplan, Behavior and La Distancia Mas Larga.
Multiple other nominations for awards
Apart from a plethora of awards, Relatos Salvajes was also nominated for multiple other competitions, such as the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Awards.
What Critics Think about It
Loved it! Excellent entertainment, despite being a dark comedy. It is one of those movies you can watch on a Sunday evening or a Monday morning – anytime!
Wow! Excellent movie! It is one of those productions you do not have the time to get bored watching it. The action flows from one story to another just like that!
There are more things that make Relatos Salvajes great. You got the actors, some proven producers, good music, amazing stories and a fast paced action. Loved it!
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