VIFF 2013 review: We Are the Nobles
This glossy, over-the-top satire of Mexico’s ultrarich class broke box-office records in its own country—and with the privilege gap there so huge, it’s easy to see why. A father is so sick of his spoiled three children he decides to “teach these morons a lesson” by yanking away their cellphones, private jets, and servants and moving them into a decrepit old house. The characters are beyond unsympathetic, and the humour is sometimes lost in translation, but it’s ruthlessly biting.
Centre, September 29 (9 p.m.); Rio, October 3 (4 p.m.)