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Karlovy Vary Review: Atmospheric Argentinian Paranoia Drama ‘History of Fear’

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • July 7, 2014 11:05 AM
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History Of Fear
A debut film that picked up a little heat when it played early in the Competition lineup in Berlin, Argentinian filmmaker Benjamin Naishtat’s “History of Fear” went strangely quiet thereafter, subsumed, it seemed, by the subsequent welter of flashier offerings. But now having caught up with it at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, we can suggest another reason for both its buzzy first-look reviews and its subsequent tumble off the radar: “History of Fear” is a tense, unsettling, evocative film that showcases terrific filmmaking talent and mastery of tone from neophyte Naishtat and cinematographer Soledad Rodriguez, but it has almost zero sustain: it fades as quickly from the mind as a night terror does in the sudden light of day.

Exclusive: Feel The Terror In Trailer For 'History Of Fear' Premiering At The Berlin Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2014 4:00 PM
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History Of Fear
We may not have known the name Benjamín Naishtat before today, but you can bet it's one we'll keep an eye on. The filmmaker is headed to the Berlin Film Festival with his debut feature film "History Of Fear," and it speaks to its promise that the movie has landed a competition slot. Today, we have the exclusive trailer for the film to share with you why Naishtat may be one to put on your radar.

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