‘Wild Tales’ is the only film to see at a cinema this weekend if you’re after sharp belly laughs and a sick stream of very bad behaviour. The prominent ‘Pedro Almodovar presents’ tag on the poster suggests it’s a new film from the legendary Spanish director. It’s not; his company produced it. It’s actually the work of a young Argentine filmmaker, Damian Szifron and this playful storyteller gives us six brilliantly dark short tales – all of them spinning on the idea of people being pushed to breaking point and behaving very, very badly. It begins with a brief, savage revenge tale set on an airplane (horribly timely in fact, given this week’s air disaster in France), and it moves on to include the worst road rage you’ve ever seen, alongside a wedding in hysterical meltdown and a man who decides to get the ultimate revenge on a traffic warden. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll consider turning into the Incredible Hulk next time you get a parking ticket.
See our review of ‘Wild Tales’ and find out where it’s showing at a cinema near you.