VIFF 2014: Asteroid underwhelms its audience

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      Asteroid (Mexico)  

      Continuing the trend of Latin American films about middle-class ennui, Marcelo Tobar’s tale of two siblings having an uneasy reunion starts out well, with hints of mystery and a strong visual style. But after it begins depending on a Big Tragedy in their shared past, complete with dreamy flashbacks, the enigmatic gives way to the obvious, for mildly unsatisfying results.

      International Village, October 1 (9:30 p.m.) and 4 (11:15 a.m.); Cinematheque, October 7 (4:15 p.m.)