Los mejores temas
starring Gabino Rodríguez, Teresa Sánchez, José Rodriguez López, Luis Rodriguez
written and directed by Nicolás Pereda
by Angelo Muredda Odd as it might seem for a 30-year-old director to get a retrospective, you can see the logic behind TIFF Bell Lightbox's series on Nicolás Pereda, whose six features demonstrate a remarkably consistent vision stemming from Pereda's interest in gently setting an audience's narrative expectations on their side. Pereda, who's been relatively unheralded in his adoptive home of Toronto (despite his sturdy international reputation and his 2011 feting at New York's Anthology Film Archives, to name just one laurel), brings the sophistication and focus of an old hand to each of his formally rigorous but unassuming projects. Although it's his most recent work, there's perhaps no better starting point for the uninitiated than the aptly titled Greatest Hits, which sees Pereda gathering his cast of players for a twist on the family reunion.