International Summer Screenings Program: The Signal (La señal)
Director: Ricardo Darín. (Spanish with English subtitles; 2007; 95 minutes)
Co-presented by the Consulate General of Argentina in Chicago.
It is 1952, Buenos Aires. While Eva Perón is lying on her deathbed, Corvalán, a small-time private detective with a past he’d rather keep hidden, finds himself entangled in a story of betrayal and greed. Hired by Gloria, a beautiful and mysterious woman, for what seems to be an ordinary surveillance job, he gradually begins to uncover a tangle of violence and revenge.
Despite the reluctance of Santana, his friend and partner at the investigation agency, Corvalán decides to move forward with the case, knowing that just one wrong decision may lead him to his most tragic fate. The Signal is classic noir at its best, complete with figures lurking in the shadows, period-perfect dress, and an unforgettable femme fatal.
Cinema/Chicago, in collaboration with the Chicago Cultural Center and international and cultural partners throughout the city, is pleased to host free public film screenings at the 7th Annual International Summer Screenings Program. Seating is on a first come, first served basis and is limited to theater capacity. Films are unrated, and viewer discretion is advised.
Wednesday, August 4, 6:30 pm
Saturday, August 7, 2 pm