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Cinema Argentino

Bombon - El Perro is a story about fate and friendship, and a magnificent white Argentinean mastiff named Bombon. The amiable Juan Villegas has lost his job at a remote Patagonian service station. At his age, finding a new job seems unlikely and odd jobs aren't going to sustain him for long. When ... Read more
Albertina Carri's [Geminis] is a beautifully shot but disturbing film that peels back the skin of a middle-class family to reveal the secrets below. It wooed the audiences in Directors' Fortnight at Cannes this year. ... Lucia and Daniel have three children: the eldest is Ezequiel, who now lives in ... Read more
Florencia (co-director, Vera Fogwill) and her daughter, Eugenia (Lucia Snieg), are victims of Argentina's all-consuming economic crisis; they are also refugees of Florencia's own personal crises, the fallout of her ongoing drug abuse. But this is not a depressive film about national and personal ... Read more
A multiple prizewinner at San Sebastian, [Little Sky] is a shining example of the sensitivity and power of the new Argentinean cinema. Felix (Leonardo Ramirez) is a drifter looking for work. Roberto (Dario Levy) takes him in to help around his home, where he lives with his wife, Mercedes (Monica ... Read more
Jorge Gaggero's [Live-In Maid] is an affectionate, well-observed tale of the complex bonds tying two very different women. A businesswoman from an upper-middle-class family, Beba has gone downhill with the Buenos Aires economy, both in terms of money and sobriety. Months have past without paying ... Read more
The Fipresci-winning [Los Muertos] (Cannes, 2004) places Lisandro Alonso firmly in the ranks of Argentina's best. Alonso achieved much with his 2001 debut feature, [La Libertad], but this powerful and primal film is unequalled in its creation of atmosphere and uncompromising realism. Masterful long ... Read more
Oscar is a taxi driver in Buenos Aires. Feeling invaded by the huge commercial ads on the streets, he decides to take revenge. At any opportunity, Oscar transforms these billboards with his own collages and paintings. He has now created over 800 ephemeral and provocative works, and has created ... Read more
[Rolling Family] is rooted in the stories of director Pablo Trapero's own family and friends. Somewhere between a road movie and a family drama, it takes its wonderfully authentic cast on a journey through the emotional labyrinth of familial relationships. Emila, Trapero's own grandmother, receives ... Read more
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