Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasures

2 Episodes

Hit-and-run accidents set off shockwaves of guilt, paranoia, and recrimination in this gripping, psychologically charged pairing. Anna Mantzaris’s stingingly ironic stop-motion short GOOD INTENTIONS bristles with expressionistic unease as it evokes the torment that consumes a woman following a car crash. An adulterous couple also face the repercussions of their misdeeds in DEATH OF A CYCLIST, a riveting, coolly stylish noir melodrama from Juan Antonio Bardem that doubles as a button-pushing commentary on class and social hypocrisy in Franco’s Spain.

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Guilty Pleasures
  • Good Intentions

    Episode 1

    Directed by Anna Mantzaris • 2018 • United Kingdom

    After she flees the scene of a hit-and-run accident, a woman finds herself caught in a surreal spiral of guilt and paranoia in this unsettling stop-motion nerve-shredder.

  • Death of a Cyclist

    Episode 2

    Directed by Juan Antonio Bardem • 1955 • Spain
    Starring Alberto Closas, Lucia Bosé, Otello Toso

    Upper-class geometry professor Juan and his wealthy, married mistress, Maria José, driving back from a late-night rendezvous, accidentally hit a cyclist, and run. The resulting, exquisitely shot tale ...