El páramo (The Squad)
With producer Ignacio Rey in person
Colombia. Dir. Jaime Osorio Marquez. 2011, 100 mins. With Juan David Restrepo, Andrés Castañeda. Treading the line between war film, horror movie, and psychological thriller, this impressive debut by Marquez leaves a uniquely unsettling mark. A special command is sent to a military base in the desolate high plains of Colombia that is believed to have been the target of a guerrilla attack. When they arrive, they find only a mysterious woman; as they remain there, in isolation, paranoia arises and terrible secrets are revealed, and the soldiers turn against each other in order to survive.
Free with Museum admission.