ardorUnder the lush richness of the South American rainforests, Gael Garcia Bernal and Alice Braga set-off an incendiary story in Argentina’s Amazon starring in Ardor. Siege, kidnapping and death threats unfurl as justice is taken into the hands of the poor after land-grabbing deforesters forcefully try to steal a family’s tobacco farm. When defending is not enough, Kai (Bernal), the lone, mysterious shaman emerges, helping the family, along with locals taking up arms, knives and chainsaws to rescue the father’s kidnapped daughter and reclaim the farmland. The fire also spreads as Kai is ignited by Vania (Braga) own ardor to fight on past the river’s edge for her home; must be the (Molotov) cocktails!

July 17th – 23rd