Wolfe has targeted Nov. 3 as the domestic DVD debut date for Chilean filmmaker Claudio Marcone's award-winning slice-of-life drama, In the Grayscale.
Bruno (Francisco Celhay) is a thirty-something architect living in Santiago with his wife, Soledad (Daniela Ramírez), and their pre-teen son. As the film begins he is having something of a mid-life crisis, which has two elements to it. The first, he’s unsure of his 11-year-old marriage; it has grown stale — Soledad was the first to stray, but she’s back.
And second, he wants more freedom in his design work … all the projects are starting to look alike. Bored in love, frustrated in career, it is not a winning combination.
The second of his frustrations, the professional part, is resolved when he lands a dream commission to design a new monument in the heart of the city from a important developer by the name of Germán (Marcial Tagle).
The emotional element of his frustration — his crisis — is complicated even further when “Fer” Contreras, a local historian, is recruited by Germán to help Bruno to better understand the history of the city. It is like a bolt of lightning as the younger man’s energy quickly captivates and seduces Bruno.
In The Grayscale doesn’t offer a clear-cut resolution as Bruno can never commit to either his past — family and career — or a to a future that is, however exciting, unclear to him.
Presented in Spanish with English subtitles.