Rock, Paper and Scissors – Argentina, 2019 – reviews

Rock, Paper and Scissors is a 2019 Argentinian psychological thriller feature film directed by Martín Blousson and Macarena García Lenzi from a screenplay co-written with Julieta García Lenzi and Valentín Javier Diment. Piedra, papel y tijera (original title) stars Pablo Sigal, Valeria Giorcelli and Agustina Cerviño.

Plot:

Jesus and Maria José live together in the grand house that belonged to their recently deceased father.

The siblings playful routine is disrupted when Magdalena, their half-sister on their dad’s side, returns from Spain asking for her share of the inheritance. What are they going to do about this interloper into their dangerous folie à deux?

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“As relationships are remade and smashed apart by untoward motivations, Blousson/Lenzi’s film exposes the trio’s emotional weaknesses, and mental fragility, as trust in one another crumbles and the search for the truth ensures what little there is that bonds them, falls apart in a wonderfully dramatic, violent and morbid fashion.” Stuart Wright, BritFlicks

“It’s full of quietly upsetting little details, like the horrible meals Maria José prepares for the bedridden Magdalena, the el cheapo CGI horror movie Jesús is making with minimal equipment (his pitch sounds truly terrible), Jesús’s particularly unsightly hairdo and perkily mean little grin, and the steady drip of details about just how twisted the family has been.” The Kim Newman Web Site

“Great tension is maintained as we are left wondering just how this impossible situation will play itself out, and how often it has been staged before – even as we remain uncertain for which precise rôle Magdalena is being cast.” Anton Bitel, Projected Figures

Notes:

Not to be confused with Tom Holland’s Rock, Paper, Scissors (2017)

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