La Culpa (Guilt, in English) starts off with a man getting happy news: his wife just told him that she’s pregnant. As he joyously spreads the news to his friend on the phone, a man with his wife’s purse runs past him. He hurries to his wife, who was by then lying dead on the ground. Grief-stricken, he plans revenge on the murderer.
This multi-awarded movie will amaze and confuse you, even though it’s less than 13 minutes. Not only does it talk about a man’s his desire for revenge, but it also does a great representation of the guilt that comes with committing a murder. The looping, spiraling staircase and the repeated entry to the apartment do well to portray how it may feel like when you’re trapped in a moral dilemma. Overall, brilliant film.
(This is available on Vimeo and YouTube, with subtitles in many languages for an international audience. Here’s another thriller film about a possibly guilty politician. And here’s a film about a photojournalist who may or may not feel guilt over his controversial photo.)
Directed by David Victori